Evening Dress, 1895. American, Made of silk.

Evening ensemble Date: for a formal ball. Neoclassical motifs in lace; particularly the laurel wreaths. The black lace is applied over the velvet bands to add a different texture and lighting effect, acts as a foil to the glitter of the paillettes.

Bustle - just breathtaking! -  from an outstanding 1870s period dress used in The Age of Innocence -  This could also be considered a “princess line” dress - from Defunct Fashion

The Age of Innocence movie set ca. 1870 CostumeDesign by Gabriella Pescucci from Tirelli Costumi for Michelle Pfeiffer as Ellen, countess Olenska (detail)

Ivory silk ball gown with black lace and fringe trim (front), by Emile Pingat, French, ca. 1860.

Dress (Ball Gown) Emile Pingat (French, active Date: ca. 1860 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mary Pierrepont Beckwith, 1969 Accession Number:

Wedding Dress  1899  The Victoria & Albert Museum

Wedding dress

Victorian Wedding dresses were sometimes white, but they were often colorful travel suits chosen to be worn on a honeymoon, or as a best dress for several years afterwards. - Wedding Dress 1899 The Victoria & Albert Museum

Worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in "The Age of Innocence", 1993.

This incredible dress is a costume for the film ‘The Age of Innocence’ directed by Martin Scorsese. Age of innocence is set in the Victorian era, during the and this costume was worn by Michelle Pfeiffe

Afternoon Dress, Charles Frederick Worth (French, born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris) for the House of Worth (French, 1858–1956): ca. 1875, French, silk, trim.

Afternoon dress Design House: House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: ca. 1875 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 28 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 61 in.

Depret 1867, the Met collection

French silk dress by Depret, Paris. - French silk dress by Depret, Paris. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Walking Dress Charles Fredrick Worth, 1888 The Metropolitan...

Walking Dress Charles Fredrick Worth, 1888 The Metropolitan... (OMG that dress!)

Walking dress House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 26 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 54 in.

Walking dress, House of Worth, c. 1885, French. Metropolitan Museum of Art. More bustle info: http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-fashionable-bustle-c-1885.html

Walking dress House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 26 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 54 in.

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