Suzanne's Dress in purple

This gown is a wonderful example of the excesses of late Victorian and early Edwardian dressmaking

Walking suit (a–c) House of Paquin  (French, 1891–1956) Designer: (a–c) Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Designer: (d) Thurn (American) Date: spring/summer 1910

Walking suit Design House:(a–c) House of Paquin (French, Designer:(a–c) Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, Designer: (d) Thurn (American) Date:spring/summer 1910 Culture:French Medium:wool, metal, silk

Cotton gauze upper skirt panel with pintucks & crocheted inserts above Irish crochet skirt. Irish crochet with tambour stitch bridges w/picots, flowers, & open-work "ladders." Bodice has many layers of tulle including complete inner bodice exposed on top to form neckline & collar. Outer bodice w/blue silk & lace trim, lace inserts, & overlays. Double sleeves of tulle w/lace overlays & pleated blue silk sash w/Irish crochet & silk flower. Marzilli Vintage/Ruby Lane

Cotton gauze upper skirt panel with pintucks & crocheted inserts above Irish crochet skirt. Irish crochet with tambour stitch bridges w/picots, flowers, & open-work "ladders.

* Tuahadedana *: historical romantic picnic

The coup de grace of century costuming, in my opinion. This is an incredible reproduction of the Kyoto Costume Institute 1790 jacket and gilet, done by Reine des Centfeuilles.

Circa 1909 silk Dinner Dress by Jeanne Paquin, House of Paquin, via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dinner dress House of Paquin (French, Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, Date: spring/summer 1909 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 63 in.

Ball Gown, House of Worth 1885, French, Made of silk

Ball Gown, House of Worth 1885 [probably wrongly dated - this definitively looks like the early French, Made of silk

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