Silk ball gown | Met Museum | late 1870s

Black and red silk ball gown (front), British, late Label: "Elise, 170 Regent St. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

SCROLL TO BOTTOM/LAST PHOTO OF THE PAGE FOR COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MEASURE Scottish Couture Tartan and Silk Velvet Ball Gown. The Lady Peacock. The front of this elegant dress has a princess

Scottish Couture Tartan and Silk Velvet (AKA

Scottish Couture Tartan and Silk Velvet (AKA The Lady Peacock Tartan forms the lacing and bow down the back. Princess neckline in the front. Dress is fully lined.

A burgundy silk faille ball gown, circa 1890 by johanna

Lot: A burgundy silk faille ball gown, circa Han, Lot Number: Starting Bid: Auctioneer: Kerry Taylor Auctions, Auction: Fashion & Textiles , Date: June 2008 BST

1860-1864, United Kingdom Silk evening dress MET Museum

Silk evening dress, British, ca Low body, deep front point; box pleats and directional pleats in skirt. Trim is box pleated ruched ribbon between a blonde lace and a black lace; singular on sleeves, doubled on skirt.

Dress with Day Bodice (alternate view), Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris) for the House of Worth (French, 1858–1956): ca. 1872, silk. "Worth rarely scrutinized or adapted forms from the East; in this unusual example, he has emulated Middle Eastern enamels. More often, he was an instrument of a Western taste that was projected globally via imperialism."

Worth rarely scrutinized or adapted forms from the East; in this unusual example, he has emulated Middle Eastern enamels. More often, he was an instrument of a Western taste that was projected globally via imperialism

ca 1820, American, Silk. The Met: The puffed sleeves of this dress are an indication to the historicism in dress at the time. As a reinterpretation of 16th-century slashing, they make a statement about the Renaissance and the rebirth of artistic notions.

ca Metropolitan Museum of Art. The puffed silk sleeves and empire waist are an example of historicism in dresses of the time. The sleeve a reinterpretation of slashing and the empire waist from the statuary of recently discovery Greek ruins.

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