* Poiret design for Miss Anita Blair Gown, 1913 Paul Poiret Black and White silk satin with glass bead embroidery. Worn by Miss Anita Blair at the debut ball of Gladys High. This was the first couture dress designed for an uncorseted figure.
WOOL COAT with APPLIQUE and FUR TRIM, EARLY C. Light brown with exaggerated wizard sleeve appliqued in darker brown with black silk tassels, fur collar and cuff, contrasting faux button trim and satin lining.
This is an example of the typical attire for the Edwardian male. There were not many drastic changes to men's fashion during the turn of the century, except a slimmer silhouette and straight shoulders.
1890 This dress is in keeping with the interest in historical revivals popular in the century. The long puffed sleeves refer to both Elizabethan and early styles. The one-piece construction indicates it was probably intended for formal reception at home.