Evening dress Date: ca. 1840 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 55 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Frank L.
1811 British Ball gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - The use of a sheer overlay on this gown and the light colours lend themselves well to the Regency-era silhouette of a high waist and straight skirt.
This dress was worn by the donor's grandmother, Mrs. James Bonner Collins, to a White House Reception for James Buchanan Its elegance is enhanced by the unique inclusion of a plain stripe textile in the pleats of the skirt
Evening Ensemble 1845 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)