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MCTQ - Musée du costume et du textile du Québec

Tailored walking suit ca. late 1890s. Front wild mussel shell button, velvet facing on collar, puffy sleeves at shoulders, slight padding at chest, shaped and fitted through bodice. Pink silk satin lining. Skirt with hook & eye closure, with gores & narrow waistband. Carolyn Forbes Textiles/ebay

Warm Weather Day Dress of Sheer Printed Cotton and Delicate Lace Trim, French, c. 1872 (View 2)

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Robe à la Française 1770-1775 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Around 1874, the style of gowns began to hug the thighs in the front while the bustle at the back was reduced to a natural flow from the waist to the train. The dense textiles preferred were covered in trimming, beadwork, puffs and bows to visually elevate them further. This gowns overskirt & bustle have ecru fringe the accent the 'S'-shaped silhouette.

ca. 1830, Abendkleid aus Seidentaft mit Stickereien, England

1920s Rare Assuit Flapper Coat. One of the holy grails of vintage this is a spectacular original 1920s Assuit Flapper coat. The technique used to make this has been done for a very very long time and is still done today but not to the same degree and quality of the pieces done in the twenties. The base is a fine cotton mesh which then has silver hammered onto it and folded - in essence the metal is wrapped around the mesh to form that fantastic design.

Delphos dress, 2010.29.1, Mariano Fortuny, Silk & glass , Circa 1919, Italy, DHCC purchase and Negligee, no accession number, Silk & metallic lace, Circa 1912, France KJ~ Gorgeous example, especially with the jacket.

Silk furisode, early Showa period (1930′s), Japan. Art Institute of Chicago. Photography by Lori L Stalteri on Flickr