Regency Fashion: The Muslin and Net Period, by Vic. Jane Austen fans are familiar with the high-waisted muslin dresses popular during her adulthood. How many are aware that machine-made net or gauze became a “hot” item from 1810 and on?
Regency gown Place of origin: France (possibly, made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Muslin, embroidered with cotton and silver thread, lined with linen, hand-sewn Credit Line: Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.
Evening dress, ca. 1938 Mainbocher (American, Black silk taffeta embroidered with metallic thread, sequins, and beads. Cecil Beaton photographed the Duchess of Windsor wearing this dress for British Vogue in
Metmuseum: This is a nice example of the teagown made by the House of Worth. This shows the luxurious lifestyle indicative of prominent women of the time. The teagown could be worn without a corset and was therefore a more comfortable form of dress.