Dress, Laboudt & Robina: 1895, French, silk. "The crescent textile of this glorious gown was made in China in 1888 and then included in this gown by Parisian dressmakers Laboudt & Robina at a later date. The dress itself includes what French dressmaking is famous for: striking color combinations and textures, meticulous sewing and elaborate embroidery." Front
Robe à l’anglaise”, painted medallions after Angelica Kauffmann France, circa 1787 Silk, gold thread embroidery, silver glittering spangles, embroidered and painted motifs on appliqué taffeta medallions - a dress from The Duchess is modeled after this!
Two-pieced dress, possibly British, ca. 1895-1900, in dark blue silk rep. Bodice with high collar, leg o' mutton sleeves, wide lapels of blue moiré and inset of beige silk twill. Comes to a point front and back, lined with cotton, and closes with hooks & eyes. Raised skirt with pocket in right seam. Belt in dark blue velvet. Mode Museum, Antwerp