1880 SILK BROCADE WEDDING DRESS: pale pink brocade flowers on cream silk faille, bodice and skirt trimmed w/blonde lace, removable ruffled modesty neckpiece, cotton, satin and buckram linings.
Afternoon Dress by the House of Worth, circa 1872. The extraordinary purple color and variety of textiles in this dress attest to the refinement of the French textile industry. Fine variations between the satin and bengaline illustrate how Worth built his reputation on subtlety and luxury. Source: MET. #Victorian #Fashion
theblacklacedandy: “cimetiere-chanson: “ Afternoon dress ca. Made and worn by Ora Baily McCuthen, a concert pianist in San Diego. She was the daughter of James O. Baily, one of the first men to discover gold in.