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Ball Gown by Jacques Doucet, 1890s

s subject is Jacques Doucet, a contemporary of Worth. The House of Doucet was actually founded in but it was Jacques who brought it to the forefront of the fashion world from the to the Above, a gorgeous Doucet ball gown from the

1890s evening ensemble -Artistic dress was donned by women with the courage to forgo conventional fashion. Seasonal trends, mass production, and corporeal contortions were or no interest to the artistically inclined. Instead, they preferred the ease of movement offered by flowing, hand-crafted garments reminiscent of antiquity.

1890s evening ensemble (FIDM Museum Blog)

Evening Ensemble: ca. French or English Couture house, Greco-Roman himation, hand-painted silk crepe embellished with hand-blown mercury-lined glass beads, chiffon undergown.

Worth - evening gown | Drexel University | 1890s

House of Worth, Black velvet iris-pattern on cream underskirts. Bertha collar, bodice and skirt insets of silk net/tulle decorated w/spangles/sequins & cut steel beads in heavy fan-shaped patterns at edges.

omgthatdress:  Dress  1860-1864  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Silk evening dress, British, ca Low body, deep front point; box pleats and directional pleats in skirt. Trim is box pleated ruched ribbon between a blonde lace and a black lace; singular on sleeves, doubled on skirt.

woman in black and white with sleeves of doom (1890's)

i think i would like the skirt in this kind of stripe.or something like a "bold pinstripe"