1927 Art Nouveau wedding dress: silk crepe, glass beads, metallic thread embroidery.

Dress - 1927 - Wedding Dress - Silk crepe, glass beads, metallic thread embroidery - Worn by Mrs. (Mary Louise Wright) as a wedding dress in a civil ceremony December 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1920s

Antique Vintage Ethereal Ivory-White Beaded Silk-Satin Couture Low-Cut Plunge Sleeveless Cut-Out Rhinestone Sheer Floral-Appliques Asymmetric Drop-Waist French Flapper-Fairy Deco Princess Wedding Formal Cocktail Party Dress

1882

"Madame de Coislin" by Danièle Davyl. Top dress in purple and gold brocade trimmed with beads; under skirt blade antique silver and pearls. Draped in purple velvet sleeves.

Art Deco ~ 1920's Dinner dress

BEADED CHIFFON DINNER DRESS, c. Two piece grey silk having sleeveless tunic and under-dress decorated with a pastel floral on a lattice of black iridill beads, two tiered under-dress all with scalloped hem bands.

Evening Dress, Paul Poiret: 1910-1911, silk satin dress with silk tulle overdress, embroidery of beads and metallic thread, tulle peplum. "...In 1906, when the S-curve silhouette was still overwhelmingly popular, Poiret introduced high waist corsetless dresses. He shifted the fashion trend substantially from 19th-century dresses in artistic forms with excessive decoration toward innovative clothing that accentuated the natural beauty of the human body..."

Evening Dress, Paul Poiret: silk satin dress with silk tulle overdress, embroidery of beads and metallic thread, tulle peplum.In when the S-curve silhouette was still overwhelmingly popular, Poiret introduced high waist corsetless dresses.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Grand Duchess Maria Fyodorovna, Russia (?), 1860s. Silk, tulle, metallic thread, artificial flowers. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html). It is possible that Maria Fyodorovna donned the dress for her engagement to Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (see detail from Mihály Zichy´s painting of the event, via Imperial Russia's Tumblr). CLICK FOR VERY LARGE IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Grand Duchess Maria Fyodorovna, Russia (?), 1860s. Silk, tulle, metallic thread, artificial flowers. State Hermitage Museum (link: http://www.hermitage.guide/costume/costume1.html). It is possible that Maria Fyodorovna donned the dress for her engagement to Tsarevich Alexander Alexandrovich of Russia (see detail from Mihály Zichy´s painting of the event, via Imperial Russia's Tumblr). CLICK FOR VERY LARGE IMAGES.

Afternoon ensemble, American, 1878-1882. Silk, abalone. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Afternoon ensemble - ca. - American - silk, abalone - Accession Number: - Metropolitan Museum of Art

Open robe, stomacher and petticoat of ivory silk moiré brocaded with sprays of multicolored flowers, English, ca. 1765, KSUM 1983.1.24 a-c.

Open robe, stomacher and petticoat of ivory silk moiré brocaded with sprays of multicolored flowers, English, ca.

C. 1735 silk shoes. From the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum

Pair of shoes

Pair of shoes Origin: Spitalfields, England Materials and Techniques: Brocaded silk, lined with leather, grosgrain ribbon and polished steel Museum number:

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