Wedding Dress 1901, Italian, Made of silk and wool~~~~~The appliqués of this dress exemplify the whip-like curves and scrolls characteristic of the Art Nouveau period. Made in Rome for Mrs. Frederick Dand Sherman in 1901, while the white-on-white color palette would have been a conventional choice for a bride just after the turn of the century, the asymmetical trimming would have been a deliberately bold and fashion-conscious choice.
Dress Date: ca. 1880 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, glass Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 1982.219.2a, b
Walking ensemble Date: 1887–88 Culture: American or European Medium: silk, glass Accession Number: 1978.295.10a–c The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Traveling suit worn by Louise Whitfield on April 22, 1887 during the evening of her quiet wedding to Mr. Andrew Carnegie of New York while aboard the steamship Fulda on her way to European honeymoon. Designed for her travels, this practical ensemble consists of skirt w 2 bodices, extra set of cuffs, collar and front gold embroidered pastron insert of red silk velvet for more formal occasions. Costume Institute at The Met.
Suit Date: 1892 Culture: American Medium: wool c) cotton Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm) (b) Length at CB: 46 in. (116.8 cm) (c) Length at CB: 17 in. (43.2 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William R. Witherell, 1953 Accession Number: C.I.53.72.9a–c
"1892 Doll" by Germaine Lecomte, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train. The inspiration for this dress came from a painting by Leon Bonnat (1833-1922).