1890 This dress is in keeping with the interest in historical revivals popular in the century. The long puffed sleeves refer to both Elizabethan and early styles. The one-piece construction indicates it was probably intended for formal reception at home.
Dress - Dress Designer: Depret (French) Date: Culture: French Medium: piña cloth, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 13 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 61 in. cm) Waist (c): 25 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Elizabeth R.
Evening dress Date:ca. 1881 (made) Artist/Maker:Worth (maker) Materials and Techniques:Silk satin, trimmed with pearl embroidery and machine-made lace, lined with silk, the bodice supported with whalebone struts, machine and hand sewn.