Lovely gown

I still have a stash of photographs from past exhibits of the Costume Museum of Canada so how about I share one today?1890 evening a

 

back side

back side

side view

side view

Hopefully, some of the close-ups will help clarify details that were lost in the full length photos.

Beading on chest

Beading on chest

Beading at waist

Beading at waist

Sheer ruffle across chest and arms

Sheer ruffle across chest and arms

The feather fabric and the sleeves and skirt was wonderful.  I haven't seen a modern equivallent anywhere.

The feather fabric and the sleeves and skirt was wonderful. I haven’t seen a modern equivalent anywhere.

If you squint at the first photo you can see there is layers of that feather fabric down the length of the skirt.

Lovely delicate lace under the sleeves.

Lovely delicate lace under the sleeves.

This is likely the last time this dress will be on a mannequin.  It is starting to show signs of stress. I’m glad I had the chance to see it.

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  1. […] in this turn of the century set, was a dress I have blogged about before.  A black lace dress from […]

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