WORTH EVENING DRESS with COURT TRAIN WORN by FORMER FIRST LADY HARRIET LANE at the COURT of ST. JAMES, c. 1898. 2-piece black silk velvet voided to satin, boned back-lacing bodice cut along velvet floral and inset at shoulder, front and back with cream Alencon lace over chiffon with spangles, short sleeve having lace ruffle, matching skirt with three front lace gores over pleated chiffon and long, square train, silk lining. Whitaker Auctions.
Two-piece silk evening dress, Henriette Favre, Little is known of Mme. Most surviving examples of her work are very formal, including this one. It exemplifies the fine workmanship characteristic of even the smaller couture houses in Paris.