Thomas Pelham-Holles, the Duke of Newcastle demonstrates how the glass is being gripped by the foot, the correct way of holding a glass in the seventeenth and early eighteenth century. Producers of TV period dramas and history documentaries please take note, as actors never get this right.
Evening Dress - by Madeline Vionnet (French, - The Metropolitan Museum. Interesting-I have this on my board because that's where the Met puts it. Also, the manufacturer is not ID'd-further research needed!