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Amazing polychrome embroidered cotton gauze skirt from the french Empire period, consisting in two never used panels . The border panels still have traces of the frame. The cotton gauze with an amazing transparency, has never been washed and is still rigide. Beautiful embroidery with silk thread and chain stitch, wavygarlands of polychrome creepers. The colors are still bright and in shade of light celadon to dark green, navy blue to sky blue, and light tan to dark brown.

I'm wearing beautifully crafted clothing like this. Amazing polychrome embroidered cotton gauze skirt from the french Empire period, consisting in two never used panels

Ensemble    Date:      ca. 1798  Culture:      European (probably)  Medium:      cotton, silk  Dimensions:      [no dimensions available]  Credit Line:      Purchase, Irene Lewisohn and Alice L. Crowley Bequests, 1992  Accession Number:      1992.119.1a–c

Ensemble Date: ca. 1798 Culture: European (probably) Medium: cotton, silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn and Alice L.

- England - Girl's dress of white muslin embroidered from the hem with a floral design in coloured wools. The dress has a high-waisted bodice, vertically-gathered puffed sleeves and a trained skirt. Muslin embroidered in wool (V Museum)

Costume designed by Patrice Chauchetier for Catherine Sauval in...Leo Burckart, 1819

Costume designed by Patrice Chauchetier for Catherine Sauval in... (Fripperies and Fobs)

Costume designed by Patrice Chauchetier for Catherine Sauval in the 1996 production of Gerard de Nerval’s Leo Burckart. From the Centre National du Costume de Scene.

WORTH TRAJE DE NOCHE EN SEDA, ALGODON Y TERCIOPELO MORADO Y ADORNOS EN PLATA Y PIEDRAS 1910

edwardianattire: “ A lovely Edwardian evening gown by the House of Worth, c. of purple silk with glass bead embellishments.

One of the best descriptions I have ever read about the intricate rules that governed Regency dress for women from a certain station in life.

Morning Gown 1815 The modern equivalent of a Regency morning dress would be the ratty sweats and old college T-shirt you wear.

Evening gown called "Josephine" by Paul Poiret. Ivory satin with a tunic overlay of black tulle. The rose pinned on the bodice became a symbol of Maison Poiret.

Regency Inspiration /Evening gown called "Josephine" by Paul Poiret. Ivory satin with a tunic overlay of black tulle. The rose pinned on the bodice became a symbol of Maison Poiret. From the book Poiret King of Fashion by Paul Iribe and Georges Lepape.

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