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Dinner dress Date: ca. 1886 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 73 in. (185.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Robert G. Olmsted, 1965 (Source-link has back view) #victorian #19thcentury #fashion
Commissioned by Queen Victoria for the Stuart Ball, 1851, this dress was designed by Eugène Louis Lami (1800-90). The most glamorous of all this costume was inspired by the court of Charles II. The rich brocade of the underskirt was woven in Benares. The lace of the berthe is a copy of seventeenth-century Venetian raised-point needle lace, probably made in Ireland and perhaps acquired at the Great Exhibition.
LACE HOBBLE-STYLE TEA GOWN, c. 1913 1-piece fashioned from various laces including Val, torchon, & embroidered net, the skirt panels embroidered w/ flower baskets, wide pink brocade silk sash, B 42", W 29", L 54"