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Open gown of Chinese cerulean blue silk woven with a large-scale white and platinum floral, square neckline, bodice front panel with self buttons, trimmed with furbelows edged in silk fly braid, ID

Ball gown, Italian (?), ca. 1869. Ivory-colored linen, with printed coral branches, bordered in red satin and black lace. Photo: Antonio Quattrone. Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti

Ivory-colored linen, with printed coral branches, bordered in red satin and black lace. Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti" SO PRETTY!

"Robe à transformation," circa 1868-1872, a dress that can be transformed according to the bodice used; these three different models can compose day dress or evening dress. Cotton organdy and silk taffeta and ribbon. Via Les Arts Décoratifs.

"Robe à transformation," circa a dress that can be transformed according to the bodice used; these three different models can compose day dress or evening dress. Cotton organdy and silk taffeta and ribbon. Via Les Arts Décoratifs.

Victorian silk brocade and silk satin dinner dress with lace detail by House of Pingat [French], c. 1878 {detail of silk brocade} Amelia loves her silks and satin and detailed embroidery, as do we!

Victorian silk brocade and silk satin dinner dress with lace detail by House of Pingat [French], c. 1878 {detail of silk brocade} - (vintage lady, fashion, apparel, clothing)

Evening dress, Mme. Hayward, London, ca. 1909-10. Silk, metal, cotton. This skirt is part of a dress that is included in Janet Arnold's "Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen's dresses and their construction ca. 1860-1940." She describes it as "an evening dress in black silk net covered with tiny 1/8" silver sequins over an ivory satin underskirt." Museum of London

Hayward, London, ca. "an evening dress in black silk net covered with tiny silver sequins over an ivory satin underskirt." Museum of London

John André an artist, poet, soldier and Royalist spy designed and planned the Meschianza (a made up word from Italian), an extravagant fete with mock jousting in the grand royal european style in 1778 Philadelphia. His sketch of a costume for the event.

John André an artist, poet, soldier and Royalist spy designed and planned the Meschianza (a made up word from Italian), an extravagant fete with mock jousting in the grand royal european style in 1778 Philadelphia.

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