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Portrait of a Woman by Francois Hubert Drouais, 1757 (detail)

in-the-middle-of-a-daydream: Detail from François Hubert Drouais’ 1757 painting of the French actress Madame Charles Simon Favart (Marie Justine Benoîte Duronceray Gorgeous sleeve detail.

Gown, 1878  Emile Pingat  Cream silk brocade, lace, gold and yellow satin. Worn by Mrs. Augustus Newland Eddy.  This gown is one of  more than 60 couture pieces featured in the exhibition Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum.  © Chicago History Museum www.chicagohistory.org/

Emile Pingat design 1878 cream silk brocade, lace, gold and yellow satin sleeve detail: Chicago History Museum


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Corset and pannier detail from the movie The Duchess. Costume and the Cinema Exhibition (January 2011 through April BOCA museum of Art See more exhibition images

DETAIL - Adolf Ulrik Wertmüller, Queen Marie-Antoinette and two of her Children Walking in the Park of Trianon 1785

1910's Fashion

Dinner dress House of Drécoll The classic pannier draping and long pointed train of this dress indicates the highest style of the period. Beautiful in shape and style, the piece is an elegant.

Stunning embroidered 1850 gown.

Wedding Dress, Closer Detail: silk embroidered with metallic embroidery. Looks to have been inspired by Queen Victoria's wedding dress. thought you would be interested in seing this dress k Kate