The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (nee Anstruther)(Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by JJ (James Jebusa) Shannon (1862-1923) of Mrs. Hussey wearing the dress, shortly after her marriage in 1900. Below that, a photo of the painting being made! (Courtesy UK National Trust.) Bottom, two similar silk dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve).
Evening dress, Jeanne Paquin, spring/summer collection, 1912. Dress in pastel shades combines a "tunique" in light green silk in tabby weave with a skirt made of cream silk satin. The rose red corset belt accentuates the high waist. Photo: Stephan Klonk. Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin via Europeana Fashion