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Evening or dinner dress, Mme. Gabrielle, Paris, ca. early 1870s. Mme. Gabrielle, while not as well-known now, was as respected in her day as Charles Worth and other top Parisian designers. Charleston Museum Tumblr

Woman's Dress Artist/maker unknown, American? Geography: Possibly made in United States, North and Central America Date: c. 1800 Medium: Sheer cotton plain weave with cotton embroidery in satin and cable stitches Accession Number: 2003-24-1

Tea gown, House of Rouff, Paris, ca. 1900. Ivory woven silk damask embroidered with glass, metal thread, and beads and purl. Decorated with chain-stitch embroidered net. From the back, a long pleat of lace drops from neck to hem in a style known as the Watteau pleat. Embroidered front panel probably made in India. Victoria & Albert Museum