Black silk velvet with cut-out decorations in Liberty style, garnished with chenille drawstring on the triangular neckline; Italian manufacture (Naples or Palermo); 1900-1901. Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti.
Dress made for Queen Maud by Worth, Paris c1912. Like many women proud of their small waists Queen Maud was reluctant to say goodbye to hers. By this date fashion had dictated a higher waistline so Worth obviously offered the Queen a compromise.
Promenade dress | American | The Met
Edwardian 1903 ... one of the ladies at Lady Harriet Reed-Fletcher's soirees would wear this in Stuart Brannon's Final Shot by author Stephen Bly & his family. www.BlyBooks.com