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Day dress, c.1881. Plum silk faille and light brown polished cotton (lining), machine- and hand-stitched, with machine-embroidered eyelet lace, satin ribbon, silk thread-covered wooden (probably) buttons, and wool tape. Connecticut Historical Society$0040/1/title-asc?t:state:flow=15fdc8ad-7e27-40f7-83c4-e6f17d701e55

Day dress, ca. 1883. Purple silk cut velvet with floral pattern; set of bodice, skirt and train; bustle style; fringes of ribbon and chenille; metal buttons; pleated decoration at hem of skirt. The floral motifs woven into the cloth look like small chrysanthemums. Kyoto Costume Institute

I love the construction of this gown, just not pink. Deep blue or claret. | Exposition "L'art du costume à la Comédie-française"

Zouave dress ca. early 1860s. Three pieces (bodice, skirt, bolero jacket). Jacket and skirt of light caramel brown silk faille with shirred white tulle trim on sleeves and velvet ribbon and lace motifs. Bodice of white canvas covered in front with brown taffeta; closes front with 11 buttons. Danish National Museum

Afternoon dress, around 1880-1881, blue silk fringe trim, skirt with train. Musée d'Orsay exhibit, Impressionism and Fashion.

Robe en deux parties portée par Cléo de Mérode, Gravelle, Paris, 1900-1902 Taffetas, mousseline, dentelle mécanique, broderie de paillettes Coll. UFAC, don Ghislaine Fairweather-Lauwich, 1967 Inv. 67-9-4.AB

Dress, 1865. Purple silk taffeta. Boned bodice closes in front with 7 buttons covered with purple satin. Long sleeves, pleated and gathered front and back. Ruffles at shoulders, wrists and skirt hem.Musée Galliera, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris