Evening gown called "Josephine" by Paul Poiret. Ivory satin with a tunic overlay of black tulle. The rose pinned on the bodice became a symbol of Maison Poiret. From the book Poiret King of Fashion by Paul Iribe and Georges Lepape, via girlpower.it.
Dress, Mme. Percy, England, ca. 1910. Aqua silk satin with cream embroidery, net, and black velvet. In the early 20th century, cultivated women regarded pastels and muted shades as refined and "lady-like." This aqua silk is muted by a layer of black net and ivory lace. Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology