20th century: 1900s

"Oak Leaf Dress" designed by Worth for Lady Mary Curzon ca. 1902 From the…

"Oak Leaf Dress" designed by Worth for Lady Mary Curzon ca. 1902 From the…

Evening gown, Nadezhda Lamanova, Moscow, early 1900s. White satin with tulle…

Evening gown, Nadezhda Lamanova, Moscow, early 1900s. White satin with tulle…

Two-piece walking dress in wine-colored faille, Italian manufacture, c. 1900, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Two-piece walking dress in wine-colored faille, Italian manufacture, c. 1900, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Evening toilette, Marie Hofhanslová, Prague, ca. 1905 or 1907-10. Silk satin, velvet, muslin, machine lace, embroidery. Photo: Kocourek Andrew, Gabriel Urbanek. Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, via eSbírky.cz & czechdesign.cz

Evening toilette, Marie Hofhanslová, Prague, ca. 1905 or 1907-10. Silk satin, velvet, muslin, machine lace, embroidery. Photo: Kocourek Andrew, Gabriel Urbanek. Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, via eSbírky.cz & czechdesign.cz

Embroidered handkerchief linen dress, ca. 1900.

Embroidered handkerchief linen dress, ca. 1900.

Evening Dress: ca. 1905-1909, silk satin. “This dress epitomises the elegant feminine fashions of the well-to-do in the Edwardian period, particularly in its use of soft flowing pale silk, extensive use of lace and net, and in the ornate decoration of the bodice.”

Evening Dress: ca. 1905-1909, silk satin. “This dress epitomises the elegant feminine fashions of the well-to-do in the Edwardian period, particularly in its use of soft flowing pale silk, extensive use of lace and net, and in the ornate decoration of the bodice.”

Dress by Jacques Doucet, 1901

Dress by Jacques Doucet, 1901

Dress c. 1900

Dress c. 1900

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

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

The Honourable Enid Edith Wilson (1878–1957), Countess of Chesterfield, 1900 by Ellis William Roberts

The Honourable Enid Edith Wilson (1878–1957), Countess of Chesterfield, 1900 by Ellis William Roberts

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