Evening dress, attributed to Callot Soeurs, 1929, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Worn by Marjorie Merriweather Post for her presentation at the Court of St. James's. The tubular dress is sleeveless with dropped waistline and slightly flared at bottom. The garment is heavily beaded on the side seams and waist, both back and front, with rhinestones and clear bugle beads in a floral motif. Train attaches to dress with metal bars at dress shoulder. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.
Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.
Silk and linen, hand woven and hand sewn in 1735-1749, silver, gold, parchment Engageantes of an 18th century sack back gown ca. 1765. Antonia Roxton wears exquisite sleeve ruffles such as this. AUTUMN DUCHESS
Marjorie Merriweather Post's evening dress and purse, made by Mme. Frances, Inc., New York, 1924-27, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Other accessories include a matching slip, cape and fan. Silk velvet, rhinestones.