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Gown ball in white silk and black velvet, with precious laces. Hand embroidered with Venetian pearls.

Ball Gown in white silk and black velvet, with precious laces. Hand embroidered with Venetian pearls.

Dinner gown, Redfern, London, ca. 1909. Black silk velvet trimmed with chemical lace in the Van Dyck manner. Long self-fabric flounces run the length of the skirt. Slight train. Victoria & Albert Museum: “The higher neckline and longer ruched sleeves distinguish this from sleeveless low-cut ball gowns. … The intentionally historical appearance of the gown suggests it may have been made for fancy dress.”

Dinner gown, Redfern, London, circa Black silk velvet trimmed with chemical lace in the Van Dyck manner. Long self-fabric flounces run the length of the skirt.

Venetian Style Gown.

Muted Beauty -- Starlight Masquerade : Century Venetian Noble gown, made of damask and trimmed with lace, silk and pearls.

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Scottish Couture Tartan and Silk Velvet (AKA The Lady Peacock Tartan forms the lacing and bow down the back. Princess neckline in the front. Dress is fully lined.

I love the pretty touches. The sleeve dangles, the flowers at the neckline. The chiffon scarves and overdress give it such a great flow. <3    Evening Dress, 1908-1910, silk, pearl, and glass, part of the Messel Dress Collection

This evening dress made between was worn by Maud Messel. It is made of silver gilt lame, covered with light green silk chiffon, embroidered with rosettes in pearls and glass.

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