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This great short nightdress was made in New Zealand by Canterbury. Bri Nylon fabric. Size 30/32. Fits to 32 bust. Length shoulder to bottom 30 or

This great short nightdress was made in New Zealand by Canterbury. Bri Nylon fabric. Size 30/32. Fits to 32 bust. Length shoulder to bottom 30 or

Ball dress and wore of locked and embroidered nylon, late 1950's. Made by Christchurch designer and dressmaker, Isabel Steele of 'Fashion Corner'  Riccarton Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand and worn by Mrs Thelma Todd. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand

Ball dress and wore of locked and embroidered nylon, late 1950's. Made by Christchurch designer and dressmaker, Isabel Steele of 'Fashion Corner' Riccarton Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand and worn by Mrs Thelma Todd. Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand

Canterbury Frock in Limited Edition Lemongrass/Hydrangea Cotton Voile. Edenshire Frock in Limited Edition Heirloom Floral Cotton. By Ivey Abitz.

Canterbury Frock in Limited Edition Lemongrass/Hydrangea Cotton Voile. Edenshire Frock in Limited Edition Heirloom Floral Cotton. By Ivey Abitz.

Dressing the Queen - Dressmaker Angela Kelly Book & Olympic Diamond Jubilee Outfits (Vogue.co.uk)

Angela Kelly On Dressing The Queen

Dressing the Queen - Dressmaker Angela Kelly Book & Olympic Diamond Jubilee Outfits (Vogue.co.uk)

CMA Awards 2016: Best Dresses of the Night - Carrie Underwood in an embellished pink Michael Cinco dress

CMA Awards 2016: The Sexiest, Sparkliest and Most Show-Stopping Looks of the Night!

CMA Awards 2016: Best Dresses of the Night - Carrie Underwood in an embellished pink Michael Cinco dress

This particularly striking 1880s mourning ensemble is owned by Evan Michaelson of Obscura Antiques and Oddities. She loaned it to the wonderful 2008 exhibit at the FIT on gothic fashions called Dark Glamour. If you couldn't make it to the exhibit, buy the catalogue! It's glorious.

This particularly striking 1880s mourning ensemble is owned by Evan Michaelson of Obscura Antiques and Oddities. She loaned it to the wonderful 2008 exhibit at the FIT on gothic fashions called Dark Glamour. If you couldn't make it to the exhibit, buy the catalogue! It's glorious.

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