1900-1920 Cream silk chiffon with pale printed & flocked rose blossom clusters in soft colors, center front panel covered with iridescent sequins & metallic copper coils in floral motifs, embroidered net lace insets on bodice & at hem, chiffon lining.
LUCILE SILK and METALIC LACE BELLE EPOCH GOWN, c. 1912. Trained royal purple charmeuse with short sleeve wrap bodice of gold metallic lace under purple net trimmed with gold fringe and silk flowers, draped hobble skirt with ruffled chiffon side panels heavily appliqued in metallic gold, open at front hem with tassel over chiffon insert, demi-train. Label "Lucile Ltd 17 West 36th St. New York".
I absolutely LOVE this gown. gown, by G. and E. Spitzer (Austrian), about 1900, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. IMA: "This expensive fabric was produced in Lyon, France. The elaborate surface decoration was achieved by a combination of printed warps (chiné), woven bows and swags, and then the fabric was finished with a watered silk (moiré) effect... This gown was worn by India Harris, wife of Addison C. Harris, Ambassador to Austria from 1899 to 1901." CLICK THROUGH FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES…
Belle Epoque Irish Lace Coat, C. 1900, White, full length, raised petal blossoms, bnd near hem of openwork Irish lace, soutache trim in F & B yoke area, small crochet balls around perimeter & hem, cord tie w/ crochet strawberries, Augusta Auctions, November 13, 2013 - NYC