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Dress Made Of Aqua Silk Jacquard, Cream Silk Moire' Taffeta And Patterned Silk Net - Designed By M.A. O'Connell - American   c.1887  -  The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT - Online Collections Dress People and Brands: Designer: M. O'Connell Medium: Aqua silk jacquard, cream silk moiré taffeta, and patterned-silk net Date: c.

Evening dress, Worth, 1885-1886. Scarlet silk damask in chrysanthemum pattern; blood red satin; 18th-century cream bobbin lace; red ostrich ...

Evening dress, Worth, Scarlet silk damask in chrysanthemum pattern; The innovative use of modular components is particularly apparent here. Worth's popular contoured bodice i

Walking suit ca. 1870s. Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art:

Walking suit, Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art

Dress, ca. 1880

Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of sol

Dress with 2 bodices, Worth, ca. 1883-88. Velvet flowers in olive green on light green-blue silk ground. Bodice 1, shown in photos, has square yoke, front & back of lace heavily beaded w/pearls & lined w/organdy. Bodice 2, not shown, of same fabric but without lace trim, narrow stand collar, blue & red satin bows & pleated trim on front. Very heavy trained skirt, blue satin where visible & tan silk where not visible. Interesting info about owner on Smithsonian site. American History Museum

is there anything prettier than a Worth gown? Dress with 2 bodices, Worth, ca. Velvet flowers in olive green on light green-blue silk ground.

1912 Metzer Couture Edwardian Metallic Embroidered Beaded Peacock Tea Gown

1912 Metzer Couture Edwardian Metallic Embroidered Beaded Peacock Tea Gown

Emile Pingat dress ca. 1885

Ensemble by Emile Pingat, 1885 Paris, Shelburne Museum . Another example of Pingat taking inspiration from century menswear styles.

NAVY SILK DAY DRESS, c. 1888

NAVY SILK DAY DRESS, c. soft silk twill, cross-over bodice w/ chenille yarn & navy silk ribbon tabs, princess back seams, cotton C embroidered & fringed shaped shawl in mushroom brown silk faille.

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