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    • Two evening gowns. The left is a brilliant orange silk with a gold brocade bodice with fur cuffs. The right is a turquoise and green satin striped silk gauze. The underskirt is pleated blue chiffon. The undress is silk crepe de chine (Paul Iribe,...
    • Evening gowns

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    • Silk evening gowns by Charles James extending over a ten-year period. Originally a milliner, James is considered one of the most original fashion talents of the era. His work re-creates the female silhouette by building and boning the shape from...
    • Gowns

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    • The mermaid sequin sheath by Norman Norell is the most expensive and sought after gown in American fashion during this period. Hand sewn sequin by sequin. The group with Mr. Norell is a center piece (Milton Greene, photographer)
    • Dinner Dress

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    • From Changing Fashions. Silver blue and pale peach striped silk was pleated, puffed, knotted, looped, twisted and draped to confect this dinner dress. Further elaboration was added in the form of gold silk taffeta ruching, machine-made lace, silk...
    • Too early

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    • Detail. Back view of a ruffled evening dress. Black velvet ribbons are tied at the wrist and neck. Collection of Mme. Poiret, Paris
    • La loge

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    • A beautiful example of the bodice draped for evening wear, this deep oval bodice is arranged in a position under the bust. Hair is center parted with soft bangs
    • Edith, Lady Playfair

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    • An evening bodice of the late 1880s is less rounded. Fabric drapes smoothly over the corset. The armhole is in a normal position. In this example the sleeves end just above the elbow. Dress necklines most often are low and square. The choker or dog...
    • Evening dress

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    • From Great Costumes. The bodice of this evening dress appears to be a separate jacket. The skirt, which is constructed in one piece, serves the triple function of petticoat, overskirt, and train. Colors are harmonious while contrasting subtly, and...
    • Evening dress

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    • From Great Costumes. A satin evening dress embroidered with pearl and bugle beads. The baroque pattern, small at the top and large at the bottom, is scaled to reflect the overall shape of the garment. Notice the plume-trimmed, velvet opera cape and...
    • Worth gown

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    • From Gazette du Bon Ton. A Worth gown, Directoire in feeling. The strong, bright colors and contrasting details are important new design trends
    • Evening dress

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    • A bodice of layered lace. The tunic and cummerbund are of rose velvet. The chiffon underskirt is embroidered in a rococo swag motif. The floating, winglike sleeves are echoed at the back of the cummerbund with a velvet butterfly
    • Evening wear

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    • From Le Bonheur du Jour. Evening wear is most often short. Appliqued and embroidered motifs are influenced by the exotic sources such as Egypt, India, and the Orient
    • Evening wear

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    • From Le Bonheur du Jour. A fresh point of view is offered by this bold floral print dress with an open back and full skirt

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