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Embroidered and beaded taupe silk evening dress, American, 1893. This is high style dress of the period when sleeves were getting larger with each season. The unique embroidery is distinctive and representative of the overt extravagance applied in this period.
Walking dress Date: ca. 1893 Culture: American Medium: wool, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 18 1/2 in. (47 cm) Length at CB (b): 39 3/4 in. (101 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Emily Parker Schuette and Frances Parker Washburn, 1979 Accession Number: 1979.163a, b
Costume (Fancy Dress). House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris). Date: ca. 1870. Culture: French. Medium: silk, metal. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 35 in. (88.9 cm). Length at CB (b): 54 in. (137.2 cm).
Haute Couture Victorian fashion fancy dress costume gown from 1890, American, 19th century. Made from silk woven, velvet and metalic trim. Lace collar with long sleeve design creates a decorative effect emphasizes the bodice and waistline. Dress skirt fully flared with train at the back. #Vintage #Victorian #Fashion