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1863 Royal purple silk 2-piece day dress, black trim - black and white photo also posted!

1863 Royal purple silk 2-piece day dress, black trim - black and white photo also posted!

Silk, American, ca. 1858. The Met, accession nr. 11.60.224

Silk, American, ca. 1858. The Met, accession nr. 11.60.224

Wool tartan plaid dress, late 1860s

Wool tartan plaid dress, late 1860s

Vibrant trim color - pops nicely.

Vibrant trim color - pops nicely.

1916 - Clark & Weinberg. Silk faille, metallic.

1916 - Clark & Weinberg. Silk faille, metallic.

Visiting Dress: ca. 1865-1875, American, silk.

Visiting Dress: ca. 1865-1875, American, silk.

Dress, Evening  James Galanos  (American, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1924)

Dress, Evening James Galanos (American, born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1924)

Dress: ca. 1840-1850, Australian, silk tartan.

Dress: ca. 1840-1850, Australian, silk tartan.

Ephemeral Elegance | Time for a long-overdue brand new FRIDAY FASHION...

Ephemeral Elegance | Time for a long-overdue brand new FRIDAY FASHION...

Warp-printed dress c.1859

Warp-printed dress c.1859

Evening coat Maisons Agnès-Drécoll  1930s

Evening coat Maisons Agnès-Drécoll 1930s

Dress (Ball Gown)  Emile Pingat  (French, active 1860–96)  Date: 1891–93 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length (a): 18 in. (45.7 cm) Length at CB (b): 68 in. (172.7 cm)

Dress (Ball Gown) Emile Pingat (French, active 1860–96) Date: 1891–93 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length (a): 18 in. (45.7 cm) Length at CB (b): 68 in. (172.7 cm)

Woman's day dress, c. 1850, with skirt of blue silk ground with all-over black floral pattern and bodice of blue and black silk, jacquard-woven in a floral pattern, trimmed with ribbon and black silk fringe at front opening and hem.

Woman's day dress, c. 1850, with skirt of blue silk ground with all-over black floral pattern and bodice of blue and black silk, jacquard-woven in a floral pattern, trimmed with ribbon and black silk fringe at front opening and hem.

Blue Silk and Cotton Print Wedding Gown, American, 1860.

Blue Silk and Cotton Print Wedding Gown, American, 1860.