Regency Period - Evening dress Date: Culture: French Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 96 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Gifts in memory of Elizabeth N. Lawrence, 1983 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dress Silk evening dress, c. Made by Louise Winter, Bentinck Street, Cavendish Square. This evening dress is decorated with net panels embroidered with gold thread and beetle wing cases from a species of jewel beetle. Museum of London.
1811 British Ball gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - The use of a sheer overlay on this gown and the light colours lend themselves well to the Regency-era silhouette of a high waist and straight skirt.