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1879, Europe - Silk robe à transformation (evening bodice) worn by Queen Louise of Denmark

Robe à transformation (front view with evening bodice) in pink and cream silk brocade, worn by Queen Louise of Denmark, ca. European, from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection at the FIDM Museum.

PERSIMMON SILK BALL GOWN, c. 1895 2-piece, large scale floral brocade w/ pleated plain satin center skirt panel, boned bodice w/ puff sleeve, back laces, points front & back, neckline w/ lace trim, label "Joseph Johnson Leicester", B 33", W 20", Skirt L 44"-61"

Circa 1895 persimmon silk-brocade ball gown (this is the smallest waist I have ever seen)

Robe à transformation (view of back and train, with high-necked and long-sleeved daytime bodice) in pink and cream silk brocade, worn by Queen Louise of Denmark, ca. 1879, European, from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection at the FIDM Museum.

Robe à transformation (view of back and train, with high-necked and long-sleeved daytime bodice) in pink and cream silk brocade, worn by Queen Louise of Denmark, ca. European, from the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection at the FIDM Museum.

early 1870s high waisted and bustled dress of cream ribbed silk, with a deep V neck, decorated with burgundy silk plush and gathered flounces of cream gauze trimmed with silk fringing

early high waisted and bustled dress of cream ribbed silk, with a deep V neck, decorated with burgundy silk plush and gathered flounces of cream gauze trimmed with silk fringing

Centennial ball gown. 1876 The grand gown is an amalgam of period features: half 18th century and half Victorian bustle gown. The bodice, reconstructed with Victorian boning and a petersham, retains the original sleeves. The petticoat was remade into the bustle shape.  The gown was made from delicate pale peach taffeta hand-embroidered throughout with ivory silk floss medallions. Some of them which were cut out of extra fabric and appliquéd as borders around the neckline and sleeves.

Bodice,reconstructed with Victorian boning and a petersham,retains original sleeves.Petticoat was remade into the bustle shape.

silk brocade silk velvet Pingat dress

wo-piece dress (bodice) French, Emile Pingat, French, active Paris, France Dimensions cm in.) Medium or Technique Polychrome Silk; velvet Classification Costumes Accession Number Not on view

A green watered silk formal gown, circa 1865, the lightly padded bodice trimmed with cream and black lace and bows, the horizontally banded skirt with matching waist-sash.

Green watered silk formal gown, circa the lightly padded bodice trimmed with cream and black lace and bows, the horizontally banded skirt with matching waist-sash

fashionsfromhistory: “ Afternoon Dress c.1880 United States Museum at FIT ”

1880 ___ Afternoon dress ___ Ivory wool and silk taffeta ___ American ___at The Museum at FIT ___ The asymmetry of this dress was popular throughout this period.

Opulent Era: Fashions of Worth, Doucet and Pingat

Opulent Era: Fashions of Worth, Doucet and Pingat. December 1989 through February 1990 (brooklyn museum)