1896-1899 Dress, Fox sisters, New York. Wool and silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art's comment: "This incorporates a nice combination of shiny satin alongside matte wool to create a memorable and striking day dress. The bravado of the big lapels and waistband are indicative of refined design and high style of couture workmanship. The Fox sisters were extremely exclusive designers."
Wedding dress, American, ca. 1885. Cream silk satin, Rosepoint lace. Bodice has square neckline, lace trim, elbow-length sleeves, long train. Skirt has satin ruched in front, lace swags over hips, small pleated ruffles trim at hem. Kent State Univ. Museum