Evening gown, Joseph, New York, 1913. Royal purple panné silk with short-sleeved silk lace V-neck bodice asymmetrically draped in gold metallic mesh. High jeweled midriff band with clear center and magenta paste butterfly. Hobble skirt layered over short train. Whitaker Auctions
In 1909, as the Edwardian era came to a close, a strange mode appeared in the form of the hobble skirt – a tubular affair, credited by some to Paul Poiret, though no one seems to have wanted to claim credit at the time! Via Glamour Daze.