Evening dress, made in Paris 1957, designed by Antonio Castillo for Lanvin
Silk with chenille embroidery and beads
courtesy V& A Museum

Evening dress, made in Paris 1957, designed by Antonio Castillo for Lanvin Silk with chenille embroidery and beads courtesy V& A Museum

Astounding detail: Palmyre Couture jeweled strapless evening gown designed by Christian Dior, 1952

Astounding detail: Palmyre Couture jeweled strapless evening gown designed by Christian Dior, 1952

Ava Gardner    Pierre Balmain dress ca. 1953 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ava Gardner Pierre Balmain dress ca. 1953 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Early 1900s off-the-shoulder lace gown with short train, worn over a pink underdress, the gown is made almost entirely of ecru net embroidered with floral and leaf motifs in the tambour style and enhanced with appliqued lace and cut-work. The neckline and sleeves are trimmed with cotton ruffles, ribbon and lace trims. Pinned by #Blucha from seller's eBay listing

Early 1900s off-the-shoulder lace gown with short train, worn over a pink underdress, the gown is made almost entirely of ecru net embroidered with floral and leaf motifs in the tambour style and enhanced with appliqued lace and cut-work. The neckline and sleeves are trimmed with cotton ruffles, ribbon and lace trims. Pinned by #Blucha from seller's eBay listing

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