“This ballroom gown from 1912 was sewn by Ellen Helin of Helsinki. Beneath the tunic-like upper part is a dress with a train. The light-green silk lining is covered with thin silk gauze with a floral design. The gown employs as an effect the contrast of light and heavy, translucent and thick material. It also reflects the influence of the Japanese kimono. It was worn by Signe Maria Lindh, née Fabritius (born 1887) at the centennial of the Finnish Cadet Corps on October 15-16, 1912.
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