Perhaps most compelling is the multicolored silk fringe which frames the bodice and cuffs while echoing the gold brocade swags and floral sprays along the hem. the dress was created by Madame Olympe, of 154 Canal Street in New Orleans.
Crinoline Evening Dress, ca. Evening dresses during the Crinoline period typically had much lower necklines and shorter sleeves than dresses worn in the day. Skirts were very voluminous. The fringe on the sleeves of this gown was very popular at the time
“Showcased is a stunning blue silk faille evening gown with a bodice, trained skirt, and separate peplum. This exquisite dress is abundantly decorated with yards upon yards of white silk braid and white and blue silk ribbon.
A magnificent light blue silk crinoline two piece evening gown. The skirt has a short train and is embroidered in white with classical motifs, the bodice has similar embroidery and is trimmed with lace. The colour is still fantastic , the overall imp
1864 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 15 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 7 in. cm) Length at CB (c): 65 in. cm) Length (d): 19 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of The New York Historical Society, 1979 Accession Number: