Two-piece walking dress ca. 1899. Bodice has very elaborate collar including…

Two-piece walking dress ca. 1899. Bodice has very elaborate collar including…

1898 Worth evening dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna. From the STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

1898 Worth evening dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna. From the STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM.

Dress  House of Worth  (French, 1858–1956)  Date: ca. 1898 Culture: French Medium: [no medium available] Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Paul G. Pennoyer, 1964.

Dress House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Date: ca. 1898 Culture: French Medium: [no medium available] Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Paul G. Pennoyer, 1964.

Portrait of Edith Kingdon Gould, by Chartran, 1898 (above), showing the sitter wearing a red velvet evening gown, by Worth, also made in 1898 (below). Photos via the Irenebrination blog.

Portrait of Edith Kingdon Gould, by Chartran, 1898 (above), showing the sitter wearing a red velvet evening gown, by Worth, also made in 1898 (below). Photos via the Irenebrination blog.

A stunning 1890’s Bell Epoch area striped silk chiffon dress that has recently been de-accessioned from a museum collection. The cataloging tag and museum name is stitched inside the dress.

Belle Epoch 1890's Stripe Silk Chiffon Dress w/Provenance

A stunning 1890’s Bell Epoch area striped silk chiffon dress that has recently been de-accessioned from a museum collection. The cataloging tag and museum name is stitched inside the dress.

Day dress ca. 1890s. Blue & white polka dot wool with lace collar & cuffs, gigot sleeves, substantial ruffle at hemline, cotton bodice lining and polished cotton skirt lining. Marzilli Vintage/Ruby Lane

Day dress ca. 1890s. Blue & white polka dot wool with lace collar & cuffs, gigot sleeves, substantial ruffle at hemline, cotton bodice lining and polished cotton skirt lining. Marzilli Vintage/Ruby Lane

Evening dress ca. 1898-1900 From the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti

Evening dress ca. 1898-1900 From the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti

Silk satin dress, late 19th century, with applications of silk gauze and lace. Museum of Mexican History

Silk satin dress, late 19th century, with applications of silk gauze and lace. Museum of Mexican History

Evening dress ca. 1897 From the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo...

Evening dress ca. 1897 From the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo...

Evening dress, French, ca. 1894-1895 Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti / Europeana Fashion

Evening dress, French, ca. 1894-1895 Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti / Europeana Fashion

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