Jacques Doucet was first, and foremost, a connoisseur of art. Additionally, his passion for the refined and exquisite overflowed into his dealings with fashion, making him one of the finest French couturiers during the Belle Époque
Two piece day ensemble in beige, pale green, and purple, ca. 1882-1885, This day outfit, from the late bustle era, was worn by Kate Morris Cone, a student in the first graduating class of Smith College in 1879. The fawn wool bodice is cut in a "tailor-made" style, tightly fitted with an obvious CF button closure, long cuffed sleeves and an elaborate tail, all to suggest a man's tail coat.
dress in silk taffeta is characteristic of evening gowns with elaborate ornamentation and crew. The dress is purchased in Goldschmidt's Magazine on Amagertorv in Copenhagen and has belonged to Anna Hechscher (d.
1920's Dress // Hungarian Embroidered Black Silk Flapper Dress