Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Black Edwardian Net Dress

From the seller:
1902 - 1904 Gibson Girl Black Net & Sequin Evening Gown: This gown was created during the Charles Gibson period. It is an evening or dinner gown of cotton netting and sequins. It has a silk taffeta liner. The bust is 32”, the waist is 24” and the shoulders are 13” on the bodice. The skirt has a waist of 24” and a front length of 41”. There are numerous holes scattered down the front. See photos. There are a few in the back. silk taffeta lining is still intact but there is wear at the waist band. The bodice is in good condition. It is totally lined and has bust pads to enhance the figure. The holes would not be noticed in museum lighting if you wanted to use it for display.

From Me:

De Gracieuse, 1908

The blue dress has very similar lines to the extant one. The fitted 3/4 sleeves, the "suspenders" look about the shoulders to the waistline, the height of the waist - all correspond to about 1908/1909.

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