Ephemeral Elegance | Organza Gown (ca. 1800-10) sheer bodice (the camisole would be visible underneath). The column skirt is gathered high on the back so that it falls away into a slight sweep of a train. Ornately embroidered about the hemline.
Portraits des deux soeurs Harvey, by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, ca 1804
**The skirt of this dress is trimmed with five rows of ribbon, rather than any expensive embroidery.** (great idea for decorating without knowing how to embroider!) The headdress here is an interesting combination of satin ribbon and spangled fabric.
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Abito da corte indossato dalla principessa d’Eckmühl, moglie del maresciallo Davout in occasione del matrimonio tra Napoleone e Maria Loiusa, 1810