Summer Day Dress Worn by Madame Bartholomé in the Painting In the Conservatory French, 1880 White cotton printed with purple dots and stripes Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Gift of the Galerie Charles and André Bailly, 1991
Bodice has opening in front to reveal underbodice resembling a man’s waistcoat, which is attached to the outer jacket at side seam. Bustle skirt with draped overskirt; steel hoops & tapes in back of un
Two-piece walking dress ca. Bodice has very elaborate collar including stitched applications, also on whole bodice. Three ornamental steel pearl buttons on bodice front. Small band applications over entire dress. Four decorative pleats on front of s
Wonderful layering effects and irregularly diagonal ruched details on this French dress, French, ca. Interesting how the front of the 'jacket' looks like it's closed with straps, whereas this is actually a one-piece.