Emilio Pucci cotton batiste shirt dress | Italy, 1960's | Button front dress with dolman sleeves that tie at the cuff. It has a gathered band at the waist back with attached ties that close in the front. Skirt is slightly A-line in shape

Emilio Pucci cotton batiste shirt dress | Italy, 1960's | Button front dress with dolman sleeves that tie at the cuff. It has a gathered band at the waist back with attached ties that close in the front. Skirt is slightly A-line in shape

Pucci velveteen floral print dress | Italy, 1970's | Gorgeous, plush Pucci dress is done in a flower power print cotton velveteen. Decorative wrap top is edged in pink lotus print

Pucci 1970s Velveteen Floral Print Dress

Pucci velveteen floral print dress | Italy, 1970's | Gorgeous, plush Pucci dress is done in a flower power print cotton velveteen. Decorative wrap top is edged in pink lotus print

Floral print dress with lightly layered gathering at the waist and ties at back from Debbie Harry's vintage collection. Hits just at the knee | United States, 1940's

Debbie Harry Vintage Collection 40's Floral Dress

Floral print dress with lightly layered gathering at the waist and ties at back from Debbie Harry's vintage collection. Hits just at the knee | United States, 1940's

Mantua (front view) | England, circa 1708 | 'Bizarre' silk in salmon-pink damask with floral and foliate pattern brocaded with polychrome silk and gold metallic file | The mantua was a coatlike construction, with sleeves cut in one piece with the back and front. It was pleated at the shoulders and fell to the waist, where it was held in place by a sash. From there it was folded back into a bustle shape and worn over a matching petticoat | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Mantua (front view) | England, circa 1708 | 'Bizarre' silk in salmon-pink damask with floral and foliate pattern brocaded with polychrome silk and gold metallic file | The mantua was a coatlike construction, with sleeves cut in one piece with the back and front. It was pleated at the shoulders and fell to the waist, where it was held in place by a sash. From there it was folded back into a bustle shape and worn over a matching petticoat | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Robe à la Française (front view) | Europe, circa 1750 | Materials: silk, metallic thread, cotton | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Robe à la Française (front view) | Europe, circa 1750 | Materials: silk, metallic thread, cotton | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Robe à la Française (back view) | France, 1760-1770 | Materials: silk, cotton | The silhouette, composed of a funnel-shaped bust feeding into wide rectangular skirts, was inspired by Spanish designs of the previous century | The wide skirts were supported by panniers created from padding and hoops of different materials such as cane, baleen or metal | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Robe à la Française (back view) | France, 1760-1770 | Materials: silk, cotton | The silhouette, composed of a funnel-shaped bust feeding into wide rectangular skirts, was inspired by Spanish designs of the previous century | The wide skirts were supported by panniers created from padding and hoops of different materials such as cane, baleen or metal | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Robe à la Polonaise (front view) | England, circa 1780 | Material: silk | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Robe à la Polonaise (front view) | England, circa 1780 | Material: silk | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Robe à la Polonaise, circa 1787 (front view) | Italian (probably) | Material: silk | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Robe à la Polonaise, circa 1787 (front view) | Italian (probably) | Material: silk | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Evening dress (front view) | Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895-1972) | France, Fall/Winter 1965-1966 | Materials: silk, feathers | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Evening dress (front view) | Cristóbal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895-1972) | France, Fall/Winter 1965-1966 | Materials: silk, feathers | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

'The Rice Bowl Dress'| Carolyn Schnurer (American, 1908-1998) | United States, 1952 | Material: cotton | For her 'Flight to Japan' collection, Schnurer adapted elements of Japanese costumes and textiles |  In this example, the neckline, inspired by a reversed kimono, emphasizes the wearer's collar bones and delicately frames the face. The geometric textile pattern is inspired by sekkazome paper. The skirt was inspired by Japanese oilcloth parasols | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

'The Rice Bowl Dress'| Carolyn Schnurer (American, 1908-1998) | United States, 1952 | Material: cotton | For her 'Flight to Japan' collection, Schnurer adapted elements of Japanese costumes and textiles | In this example, the neckline, inspired by a reversed kimono, emphasizes the wearer's collar bones and delicately frames the face. The geometric textile pattern is inspired by sekkazome paper. The skirt was inspired by Japanese oilcloth parasols | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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