Blue velvet gown, also from the Lisa Ho auction lot. The silver-lined bugle beads haven’t tarnished as much as many of the silver-lined beads from this era have. The pattern reminds me a lot of a Medieval inspired gown Lanvin did in the
Mantle belonging to Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Made by A. T. Ivanova's workshop, St. Petersburg, Russia. Circa 1893. Plush, satin, ostrich feathers, soutache, woven cord, beads. Collection of State Hermitage Museum.
cocktail dress in mocha silk with shimmering copper and cobalt beading. Classic styling with ties at the sides. This dress is unlined and will require a slip. Snaps up the side and at the left shoulder.