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    Reception Dress (Bodice and Skirt), c.1890 This reception dress reflects the shift in interest from the enormous bustle of the mid-1880s to the oversized sleeves of the mid-1890s. The exaggerated sleeve counterbalanced the widening shape of the skirt, with the result that the waist of the hourglass silhouette seemed even smaller. The bold, dramatic color scheme and the combination of materials are typical of late-nineteenth-century styles. Overlapping panels on the asymmetrically draped bodic...

    Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden

    Evening dress, Laferrière, ca. 1892. Yellow silk chiffon over yellow silk satin on front bodice and skirt, yellow silk satin back bodice and train embroidered with silver feathers in graduating sizes. Chiffon skirt with vertical yellow satin ribbons with bows below knee and trimmed with white silk flowers, as at shoulder and around back neckline. Kent State Univ. Museum


    Evening gown, Worth, ca. 1897-99. Two pieces (bodice and skirt) in black silk satin and lace. “En couer” bodice embroidered in leaf motifs with glass straws and beads. Photo: Gabinetto fotografico SBAS, Antonio Quattrone. Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti

    Reception Gown (bodice and skirt) House of Worth, 1895-1900

    1890 Evening dress



    Evening Gown - 1926 - The Diaghilev Era

    Dress in two pieces (bodice and skirt) in pearl gray taffeta and silk velvet purple. 1888

    Wedding gown (c. 1861) Silk satin, silk ribbon, handmade "Point de Gaze" lace, in a silvery ecru color. Large rosettes descend down the front of the hooped skirt. The shallow, off-the-shoulder neckline enhances the draped shawl-like lace treatment that covers the bosom and upper arms.

    Frances Cleveland’s Skirt and Bodices "The original floral chine skirt and peach velvet bodice were probably made around 1895 by the House of Doucet of Paris. The floral bodice was created later from fabric taken out of the skirt. Baltimore dressmaker Lottie M. Barton made the green velvet bodice."

    Dinner dress c. 1890


    Fripperies and Fobs

    Reception gown, Mme. Renfrew Wood, New York, 1912. Gray silk chiffon over ivory China silk trimmed w/hand-painted metal shells made to look like freshwater pearls. Upper bodice & sleeves are ivory lace over cream silk. Stand collar down through throat is pleated silk tulle set with appliquéd lace. Satin-covered discs accent neckline between chiffon & tulle-- also at sleeve hem. Chiffon on bodice is pleated just above waistline to give cummerbund effect. Slight train. Via Woodland Farms Vinta...


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