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House of Worth, Evening Dress, 1885-86. Background: Worth’s penchant for incorporating antique laces is masterfully demonstrated here. Notably, the lace has been draped and blended into the design with its integrity intact—no cuts have been made. MCNY Collections.

House of Worth, Evening Dress, 1885-86. Background: Worth’s penchant for incorporating antique laces is masterfully demonstrated here. Notably, the lace has been draped and blended into the design with its integrity intact—no cuts have been made. MCNY Collections.

Pandora's: Early 20th Century Fashion      Evening dress (1914) by Callot Soeurs made of silk, metal and rhinestones, the fashion aesthetic of the time, in which multiple layers and textures of fabric were intended to give the appearance of an unstructured and spontaneous design. The use of the selvedge edge at the front of the dress, for example, was an intentional technique used by couturiers of the period to express the idea that fabric was wrapped and draped with minimal tailoring."

Pandora's: Early 20th Century Fashion Evening dress (1914) by Callot Soeurs made of silk, metal and rhinestones, the fashion aesthetic of the time, in which multiple layers and textures of fabric were intended to give the appearance of an unstructured and spontaneous design. The use of the selvedge edge at the front of the dress, for example, was an intentional technique used by couturiers of the period to express the idea that fabric was wrapped and draped with minimal tailoring."

Purple velvet dress in two parts (bodice and skirt), by Atelier Worth, Paris, c. 1901, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion Tumblr.

Purple velvet dress in two parts (bodice and skirt), by Atelier Worth, Paris, c. 1901, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion Tumblr.

Court Dress Worn by the Princess d’Eckmühl, wife of Marshal Davout, to the Wedding of Marie Louise & Napoleon c.1810

Court Dress Worn by the Princess d’Eckmühl, wife of Marshal Davout, to the Wedding of Marie Louise & Napoleon c.1810

1911 wedding dress Canadian Costume Museum

1911 wedding dress Canadian Costume Museum

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