1866 black silk faille two-piece dress. Though it appears extremely formal and elegant to our contemporary eyes, it would have been worn to a dinner or reception, rather than the most formal of evening balls. The black ground creates a luxurious contrast to the multicolored floral sprays, which feature poppies, roses, and bleeding hearts among other flowers.
Dinner dress Jeanne Hallée (French, 1880–1914) Date: 1894–96 Culture: French Medium: cotton, silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 19 in. (48.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 46 in. (116.8 cm). This dress captures the exuberance of the 1890s, especially in the lively polka dots and fanciful sleeve treatment. Jeanne Hallée was an important dressmaker at the time and extant examples of her designs are fairly rare.
Ball gown, byHouse@Worth, ca.1885-1888 Rare Charles Frederick Worth historically-inspired voided velvet ball gown.Elements seek 2 find @Worth dress - fabulous tex tiles combined w/historicism &high fashion. Produced lavish 17th cent.inspired evening gowns thru out illus trious career.Provenance: Doña Emilia Crooke y Larios, Marquesa de Castrillo (1859-1923);portrait painted by Raimundo de Madrazo. Painting shown@Paris Exposition1889.Married Marquesa@Castrillo@ Madrid 1880.