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1850s dag- love all the different textures in this, pretty patterned fabric, sheer lace overlay with tucks & scallops pinned closed by a brooch, contrasting belt, lace cuff under the sleeves, piping on sleeve edges, tiered skirt with row of lace around it, skirt tier piped on edge, pretty bracelets.
"The Countess di Castiglione caused a scandal by appearing at a 1857 costume ball at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as The Queen of Hearts, a thinly veiled allusion to the fact the she was currently the mistress of the emperor, Napoleon III. She was photographed in the costume by Pierre-Louis Pierson several years later, between 1861 and 1863, apparently wishing to preserve the scandal for posterity."