The first time I saw this I stopped dead in my tracks and my breath stopped in my chest. I was at the Museum of Man and Nature with my son. I had walked into one of the rooms and I was looking around when my son called me, “Mom, look at this.” I spun around to see what he was looking at and I saw this beauty…I lament having to try to take photos through a glass…You loose that rich plum color that makes me drool all over myself.
The dress has some history…..The thing I loved best were the “dingle balls”. I think they are dyed fur.Aren’t they divine! The bodice is pretty too.I just love those pleats! And here is a view of the hat.Squeal! I tried to use the mirror to get a shot of the back. Here is tricky photography: reflection from a mirror with crappy light.I had to hold the camera way over my head and pointed down so the mannequin and the glaring flash wouldn’t obscure the photo. (I know, my bad…flash photography in a museum!)