Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall, 1897. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Below: Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff, "Duchess of Savoia," England, early 1897. Worn by the Duchess of Portland as "Duchess of Savoia" to the Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball, July 2, 1897. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall,

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Special Garb: Couture - Purple velvet dress in two parts (bodice and skirt), by Atelier Worth, Paris, circa at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

I would so wear this if given the chance! Evening gown, Laserre, 1883

Bustle type Cuirass (fitted to thigh with draped fullness to below the back of the knees). Day Dress from Galliera musee de la Mode de la Ville de Paris.

Evening dress, House of Worth,  1914. Silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art:

๑ Nineteen Fourteen ๑ historical happenings, fashion, art & style from a century ago - Evening dress, House of Worth, Silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art

Evening or dinner dress, Mme. Gabrielle, Paris, ca. early 1870s. Mme. Gabrielle, while not as well-known now, was as respected in her day as Charles Worth and other top Parisian designers. Charleston Museum Tumblr

Evening or dinner dress, Mme. Gabrielle, while not as well-known now, was as respected in her day as Charles Worth and other top Parisian designers.

1823 Josefina of Sweden's wedding dress Royal Armoury Collection, Sweden

1823 Josefina of Sweden's wedding dress Royal Armoury Collection, Sweden Look how petition she was! He towered over her.

Evening dress, Worth, 1885-1886. Scarlet silk damask in chrysanthemum pattern; blood red satin; 18th-century cream bobbin lace; red ostrich ...

Evening dress, Worth, Scarlet silk damask in chrysanthemum pattern; The innovative use of modular components is particularly apparent here. Worth's popular contoured bodice i

Evening dress by R.H. White & Company (1885) made of silk and feathers

Evening Dress / Gown, Splendid Evening Dress Design, Fashion Designer R. White & Company Date: 1885 Culture: American Medium: silk, feathers

Walking suit ca. 1870s. Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art:

Walking suit, Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art

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