Fashion 18th Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from 1752-1775. Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.

Fashion Century ball gown dress ensemble costume circa from Made from very fine silk, lace and trim with embroidered small flower floral pattern in off white woven into the pale blue background. Hat decorated with millinery flower.

Silk evening dress, c. 1820 (detail) | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, New York

ca Metropolitan Museum of Art. The puffed silk sleeves and empire waist are an example of historicism in dresses of the time. The sleeve a reinterpretation of slashing and the empire waist from the statuary of recently discovery Greek ruins.

LADY'S EVENING ENSEMBLE, FRANCE, c. 1890 2-piece faun velvet lavishly tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar & bodice appliques, matching bonnet w/ lining stamped in gold "A. Felix Brevete 15 Faub. St. Honore Paris", Augusta Auctions, November 13, 2013 - NYC

French gown, ensemble of faun velvet lavishly tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar bodice appliques, matching bonnet w/ lining stamped in gold "A. Honore Paris" From upcoming

Détail robe

Rococo detail - bows, frills and lace. highly flamboyant is what the Rococo is all about

Evening dress, Liberty of London, 1910. Silk with glass beads.

Evening dress, Liberty of London, 1910. Silk with glass beads.

Collar from the textile collection at Hardwick Hall. Ca 1592

Marie de’ Medici, detail of painted paper dress by Isabelle de Borchgrave, inspired by a 1595 portrait by Pietro Facchetti in the collection of the Palazzo Lancellotti, Rome.

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