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~ca. 1842. This is a striking example of how 18th-century fabric was treasured. The textile was probably originally a 1740s dress which was taken apart and then reconfigured into this fashionable dress in the early 1840s. The elongated waist and V-shaped bodice front emphasize the bust and wide shoulders and were key features of the dresses of the period~
LaFerrière satin/tulle dinner gown with metallic embroidery, c.1912. Label: "LaFerrière, Paris" is woven into the petersham.