Sheer cotton muslin dress with small darts for close-fitting silhouette. Wide filet lace band trimmed with needle-woven tulips, berries & scrolling leaves vertically placed like arrows across bands of lace.
Zinaida Gippius Russian poet, one of the founders of Russian symbolism, was into androgyny and wore trousers way before Katharine Hepburn, was a total babe
Dress, early 1900s. Silk with satin thread embroidered in circles & dots. Front has full-length lace & pleated panel from high boned collar to hem. Net embroidered with flowers & leaves. Front panel & sleeves have rows of 3/4" wide pleats and pleats that overhang shoulders. Dress has silk-covered buttons at top bodice, waist, and cuffs, as well as 10 covered buttons down back. Hook closures in back. Skirt has pintuck pleats & 1/4" pleat. dogwood248/ebay