Jeanne Hallée ball or presentation gown, 1903, bodice with reticella style chemical lace, studded with rhinestones and bugle beads, silver lace trim, the skirt with bands of silver lace to the hem, Probably part of the trousseau of Romaine née Stone, daughter of the General Roy Stone, who distinguished himself at the battle of Gettysburg. Romaine married first a fellow American, Laurence Turnure, a banker, at St Paul's Knightsbridge on July 15th 1890.
Do you answer questions about these dresses as well? Because I'm confused as to the use of a dinner gown. Why was there a separate gown for dinner? Did they change just for dinner? Could they also go out wearing the gown, or was it considered rude? Because the term 'gown' kind of makes me think of something you only wear indoors, probably in an intimate setting, like close friends (maybe??) and family only type of deal?
Empress Alexandra's Day Dress. I was able to see this dress up close and personal at an exhibition in NJ. Those shiny bits are ribbons, each one individually cut and stitched in about two inch lengths.
TRAINED BLACK LACE EVENING GOWN with SEQUINS, c. 1905. 2-piece dotted net with lace insertions and velvet trim over cream silk faille: Boned square neck front closing bodice with puffed shoulder, ruffled 3/4 sleeve decorated with sequins, velvet bands and shell pattern lace. Skirt with two wavy…