French evening dress with swing motif, c.1850-55 (via). “This evening dress of about 1850, with its bodice deeply pointed at the waist, pleated sleeves trimmed with fringe and figured ribbons, and full, bell-shaped skirt, exemplifies the opulence of Second Empire France (1852-70). The fabric itself, a Jacquard-woven silk produced in Lyons, reveals the derivative nature of mid-nineteenth-century textile design, which often used elements

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original pinner wrote - "Evening dress ca 1850. Lovely print." Shurei's comment - lovely fabric, simple and beautiful cut. What else do we need.

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