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Reception gown, Josephine H. Egan, New York, ca. 1875. Silk.  Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo

Reception gown, Josephine H. Egan, New York, ca. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo by earlene

Reception gown, Josephine H. Egan, New York, ca. 1875. Silk.  Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo by earlene

Circa 1875 silk reception gown, Josephine H. Egan, New York. Via Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo. - apparently period gown after all. I wonder if it's just a swap out of bodices?

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Dress, British, ca. Two or three pieces (bodice, skirt, collar which may or may not be attached to bodice). Asymmetrical skirt is unusual in a late bustle-style garment.

Dress, American, 1890

This dress is in keeping with the interest in historical revivals popular in the century. The long puffed sleeves refer to both Elizabethan and early styles. The one-piece construction indicates it was probably intended for formal reception at home

Ivory silk bengaline wedding gown, French, 1860. Open V-neck...

Ivory silk bengaline wedding gown, French, Open V-neck boned back lacing bodice with points, short sleeves with lace on net bell, trimmed with bands of satin ribbon & lined in muslin. wide train with applied hem band of Van Dyke.

Evening dress, Jacques Doucet, circa 1910. Silk satin and...

Ca. 1910 Jacques Doucet evening dress of silk satin & chiffon, beads, faux pearls, rhinestones. “Pouter pigeon” bodice creating “S” shape / Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, Tokyo

Evening dress, House of Worth,  1914. Silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art:

๑ Nineteen Fourteen ๑ historical happenings, fashion, art & style from a century ago - Evening dress, House of Worth, Silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Centennial ball gown, ca. 1876. Many party guests wore Colonial attire. Old silk in storage was remodeled into new clothes.This is a mix: half 18th century half Victorian. Bodice, reconstructed with Victorian boning petersham, retains original sleeves. Petticoat was remade into bustle shape. Pale peach taffeta hand-embroidered with ivory silk floss medallions. Some of them were cut out of extra fabric and appliquéd as borders around the neckline and sleeves. Vintage Textile

Bodice,reconstructed with Victorian boning and a petersham,retains original sleeves.Petticoat was remade into the bustle shape.

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