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Evening dress by the House of Lanvin fall/winter 1938-1939 by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening Dress - 1935 - by Madeleine Vionnet (French, 1876-1975) - Organza, tulle and silk velvet

Evening dress Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: 1939 Culture: French Medium: silk, metallic

French Riding ensemble - c. 1905 - Silk, metal thread, ostrich feathers - Marking: 'Morin Blossier, Paris' and 'Her Majesty Queen Alexandra' - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Cyclone" gown by House of Lanvin, French, 1939. Silk with spangles. This "Cyclone" evening dress by Jeanne Lanvin was worn by her daughter the Comtesse Jean de Polignac. According to Bettina Ballard, she was a "soft beauty" who belonged more to the intimacy of the private salon than to public places of entertainment.

A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.