This extravagant gown isn't exactly a character in DANCING AT THE CHANCE, but it plays a significant role. In real-life, it belonged to a "Madame De Bittencourt" and was created circa 1910. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it -- the rich embroidery, the lush velvet, the creamy ivory satin. What's not to love? I'm sure the real maker -- like its fictional creator, Mrs. Cecil in my novel -- would not approve of the way it was "repurposed" in the story. So, shh... let's not tell them.