House of Worth | c. 1882 This dress is in the Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity exhibition currently at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is stunning in person. The train has wide pleats of satin and tulle that fan out perfectly. I could not look away. I just wanted to keep staring but some 55 year old mother and her precocious, test tube, 5 year old daughter cock blocked me and pressed their faces against the glass.
The fashion cock tail dress features the hand-made flowers and adorable beadings dotted on the breast. The short/mini hemline makes you hot. It is made of satin. Colors alter according to your preference. Sizes are from 2 to 28 in US standard.
Cock's comb style winter bonnet. Sides are white cloth "fur" and top front is festooned with drapes of red velvet and white satin ribbon; velvet being draped to back also. Red velvet edges front of bonnet and this is outlined with oval, seeds or beads painted olive green. Red velvet ribbon outlines back and falls down into streamers for tying in front. Lined with white silk.
body with articulated fingers, wearing original hand-stitched printed cotton dress and underclothes, with a straw hat and wool mittens, ht. 18 in., accompanied by six printed "Reward of Merit" cards for "Mary E. Kelton"/"Rehobath/1864," a hand-painted printed children's booklet titled Cock Robin, a printed religious tract The Farmer and Soldier, an English Reader child's educational book dated 1828, and two floral brocade satin squares.
Satin Bowerbird - The satin bowerbird is common in rainforest and tall wet sclerophyll forest in eastern Australia from southern Queensland to Victoria. There is also an isolated population in the Wet Tropics of north Queensland. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satin_bowerbird