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Commissioned by Queen Victoria for the Stuart Ball, 1851, this dress was designed by Eugène Louis Lami (1800-90). The most glamorous of all this costume was inspired by the court of Charles II. The rich brocade of the underskirt was woven in Benares. The lace of the berthe is a copy of seventeenth-century Venetian raised-point needle lace, probably made in Ireland and perhaps acquired at the Great Exhibition.

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