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Two-piece day dress, green silk faille & chenille (dyed with arsenic-based green dyes) , c. 1865, USA, Museum purchase, FIT collection. Photograph courtesy FIT.

Circa 1865 two-piece day dress, green silk faille, and chenille (dyed with arsenic-based green dyes), USA, via FIT collection.

Dressing gown Date: 1860s Culture: American Medium: cotton, silk

The Met (go to site to zoom in) Dressing gown Date: Culture: American Medium: cotton, silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 59 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Henri Bendel II, 1955 Accession Number:

Visiting silk dress ca. 1866 | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Visiting dress Date: ca. 1866 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn, 1937 Accession Number: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress, 1880. Swiss, Mme. Pillietaz (?). Silk, Pineapple Fibre. MetMuseum

Dress Date: 1880 Culture: Swiss Medium: silk, pineapple fiber Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: