Dress, Evening House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones Dimensions: Length at CB: 72 in. (182.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Sarah G. Gardiner, 1941

Dress, Evening House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones Dimensions: Length at CB: 72 in. (182.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Sarah G. Gardiner, 1941

Tea gown, c. 1908 The first tea dress I've seen so far with its colored slip intact! Yes, kids- those lacy white dresses actually had color!

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Tea gown, c. 1908 The first tea dress I've seen so far with its colored slip intact! Yes, kids- those lacy white dresses actually had color!

Evening dress, Jacques Doucet, circa 1910. Silk satin and chiffon, beads, faux pearls, and rhinestones. “Pouter pigeon” bodice creating “S” shape. Via Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo.

Evening dress, Jacques Doucet, circa 1910. Silk satin and chiffon, beads, faux pearls, and rhinestones. “Pouter pigeon” bodice creating “S” shape. Via Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo.

Edwardian Bodice Belt Cummerbund  offered by Noble Savage Vintage at Ruby Lane

Edwardian Bodice Belt Cummerbund offered by Noble Savage Vintage at Ruby Lane

ca. 1900 Blue Silk Brocade Cape with Fringe offered by Noble Savage Vintage a Ruby Lane Shop

ca. 1900 Blue Silk Brocade Cape with Fringe

ca. 1900 Blue Silk Brocade Cape with Fringe offered by Noble Savage Vintage a Ruby Lane Shop

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