Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1881

GUSN

GUSN-35809

Description

A=bodice, B=skirt, C=textile fragment Bodice (A): Lavender moire w/ purple velvet trim; Basque bodice w/ standing, piped collar w/ fragile tulle ruffle. Center front panel of purple velvet w/ lavender piping. Long sleeves w/ purple velvet ruched cuff w/ lavender lining & tulle ruffle. Sleeves & back are of lavender moire; basque is boned & has 15 purple cut glass buttons mounted on gilt brass; darted & lined w/ white linen (?) twill. Inner waistband w/ hook & eye; pointed at front & flared back; weighted at back. Purple velvet piping around hem. Skirt (B) = front panel of purple velvet w/ lavender piping and gathered at various points; purple velvet ruffle at each side w/ purple velvet band around hem. Lavender moire insert between purple ruffle & front panel & entire skirt back. Box pleats at back w/ train; lined w/ crinoline & cotton; bustle created by elasticized buckle & strap closure over crinoline bustle. Waistband lined w/ cotton twill; has hook & eye closure; pocket on right side.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
cotton (textile)
stitching
machine-made
moiré
silk (textile)
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Velvet
Moire
Cotton
Hand Stitched
DRESS

Inscription

Buckle stamped ""Paris"" at bustle of skirt lining.

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Accession Number

1933.740A

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