Dress Designer: Mme.J. Baer Date: 1905 Media: Silk Brocade, Georgette, Lace, Velvet, Taffeta Country: United States Accession Number: 54791a-b Dress of figured silk taffeta in floral scroll design and cream bobbin lace: V necked bodice, lower sleeves of cream bobbin lace; with ankle length skirt trimmed with horizontal bands of velvet and taffeta; taffeta petticoat.
The delicate dress of chiffon, lace and velvet is an excellent example of Doucet's artistic hand. The construction of the dress is somewhat unusual, for it is a one-piece garment with a monobosom bodice and usually, a dress such as this is two-pieces. The pleated chiffon godets show the advanced technique needed to create this dress, making it a fine representation of the workmanship of the French couture.