Ball gown, by Jacques Doucet, ca. 1898-1900 From the Metropolitan Museum of Art: "This ball gown is simplistic in design, yet extravagant by the choice of materials used. The sheer overlayer is enhanced by the solid lamé underlayers and a sense of luxury is added by the hidden lace flounce at the hem. Undoubtedly, a woman would make an entrance in this dress, as it is extremely seductive with its form fitting silhouette and low décolleté."
EVENING GOWN Callot Soeurs Orange lamé with blue satin and metallic lace Winter 1909, France