Walking suit Department Store: B. Altman & Co.  Date: ca. 1905 Culture: American Medium: cotton, silk, metallic thread Accession Number: 1976.318.8a–c

Walking suit Department Store: B. Altman & Co. Date: ca. 1905 Culture: American Medium: cotton, silk, metallic thread Accession Number: 1976.318.8a–c

A sapphire blue velvet day dress by Miss Blazeby of Portman Square, late 1880s. the waistband also with 74 Baker Street address, with embroidered buttons, Elizabethan style references to the shoulders, lace cuffs

A sapphire blue velvet day dress by Miss Blazeby of Portman Square, late 1880s. the waistband also with 74 Baker Street address, with embroidered buttons, Elizabethan style references to the shoulders, lace cuffs

Side view, English Trained Rose Velvet Dinner Dress, 1904, Whitaker Auction. Museum/donor attributed to Queen's dressmaker.

Side view, English Trained Rose Velvet Dinner Dress, 1904, Whitaker Auction. Museum/donor attributed to Queen's dressmaker.

Evening dress, 1875, Elise, 170 Regent St., London, Metropolitan Museum of Art - front side

Evening dress, 1875, Elise, 170 Regent St., London, Metropolitan Museum of Art - front side

1878 Dress, Canadian. Red shot silk bodice w/burgundy shell buttons at center, small revers collar, and neckband edged w/2 white net ruffles. Burgundy velvet bows on bodice and cuffs. Fitted sleeve w/gathering at elbow and cuff w/curved ends. Small peplum at center back. Lined w/cotton twill; boned. Foundation and asymmetrical over skirt of red shot silk. Knife pleat frill of silk at skirt bottom. Via Univ. of Alberta.

1878 Dress, Canadian. Red shot silk bodice w/burgundy shell buttons at center, small revers collar, and neckband edged w/2 white net ruffles. Burgundy velvet bows on bodice and cuffs. Fitted sleeve w/gathering at elbow and cuff w/curved ends. Small peplum at center back. Lined w/cotton twill; boned. Foundation and asymmetrical over skirt of red shot silk. Knife pleat frill of silk at skirt bottom. Via Univ. of Alberta.

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