Late 1850s-early 1860s evening gown belonging to Mary Holden Illingworth (1838-1908), daughter of wealthy industrialist. Fine pink taffeta covered with black tulle, black velvet ribbon, silk roses, Val lace-trimmed undersleeves. Kerry Taylor Auctions.

Late 1850s-early 1860s evening gown belonging to Mary Holden Illingworth (1838-1908), daughter of wealthy industrialist. Fine pink taffeta covered with black tulle, black velvet ribbon, silk roses, Val lace-trimmed undersleeves. Kerry Taylor Auctions.

1850s, not 1860s, but still too pretty not to post. :)    http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/.a/6a01156f47abbe970c0120a876244b970b-pi

1850s, not 1860s, but still too pretty not to post. :) http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/.a/6a01156f47abbe970c0120a876244b970b-pi

1840 outfit. Clothing made by Costume Design students at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome in 2004. Tutor Luca Costigliolo

1840 outfit. Clothing made by Costume Design students at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome in 2004. Tutor Luca Costigliolo

1850s Day dress | Tätmönstrad in bright blue on a white ground, low-cut neck and long, wide sleeves with ruffles, three ruffles on the skirt. | KULTUREN

1850s Day dress | Tätmönstrad in bright blue on a white ground, low-cut neck and long, wide sleeves with ruffles, three ruffles on the skirt. | KULTUREN

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