Dressing Gown Iida Takashimaya, 1900 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: “Pink silk taffeta dressing gown in kimono style with embroidered naturalistic chrysanthemums and butterflies in polychrome silks. Silk plain weave lining, padded hem and pleat in back of robe. Full sleeves gathered at shoulders and trimmed with braided silk cord and tassles. Matching sash of pink silk taffeta with double-sided embroidery of chrysanthemums in green brown and pink polychrome silk with knotted silk fringe. Gown labeled: S. Iida “Takashimaya” Silks and Embroideries. Kyoto.”
Bohemian Iridescent Purple Chiffon Tea Gown
French, early 20th century
The calf length tunic with inverted V hem at front and point at back trimmed with metallic bronze fringe, the underdress of dusky blue jacquard with stylized chrysanthemum Deco pattern, small train at back trimmed in fur and metallic bronze passementerie lotus leaves, the same trimming the V-necked bodice and along shoulder down short kimono sleeves with briar stitching, two braids with faux tassels down center front, bronze lace trimmed inset with gold print on creme chiffon overlay, crushed wide chocolate velvet ribbon sash tied at back in bow with long streamers, size 2/4, labeled: Lichenstein Cie Modes/Paris/New York.
An embroidered gold tulle tabard, circa 1910-12, worked in raised silver and gold threads, blue floss silks in grand belle epoque style, the trained hem adorned with gold thread rouleaux and padded pom-poms, bust approx. 92cm, 36in
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Can I just take a moment to say oh my gosh?!
A Worth evening gown, circa 1913, labelled to the waist and numbered 56070, the black chiffon over-dress embroidered in white cotton with swags and trails, the trained pointed hem edged in velvet, the front skirt of ivory satin overlaid with chiffon, tasselled panels to the shoulders, velvet cummerbund, cuffs of silver lace, bust approx. 86cm, 34in
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This is my inspiration piece I’m using on my costume mood board for Saturday’s evening dress
Woman’s silk and tulle dress with hobble skirt, trimmed in fur, flowers, and rhinestones. Made by Cummings, St. Louis, Missouri, ca. 1910-1912