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Victorian silk brocade and silk satin dinner dress with lace detail by House of Pingat [French], c. 1878 {detail of silk brocade}

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Dress, Thea Porter, 1970 / Blue machine-stitched chiffon with gold and silver thread with a velvet braid Museum no. T.900-2000 © Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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Restoration dress? Yes, I love it....it would be perfect in a winter setting with a fabulous birch wooded area for the ceremony. Think Fairies abd beautiful people.... =-P

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Afternoon dress ca. 1897. Silk brocade, velvet, chiffon. I literally love everything about this gown

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Alexander McQueen A really beautiful and decadent end to 2012 that has been the year for British style, and this homage to the intricate interiors of countless stately homes across the country reminds me also of the settings of some of Literature greats too such as Jane Austin

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Elizabethan period costume - corseted elizabethan-shaped bodice constructed in an elaborate brocade, embellished with further beading and faux fur. The main skirt was in a deep cream silk, opening at the front to show a brocade panel, enhanced with pearls.

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1950 Blue silk taffeta w/ metallic gold brocade dress, fashioned from Indian sari.

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