Evening Dress: ca. & dress epitomises the elegant feminine fashions of the well-to-do in the Edwardian period, particularly in its use of soft flowing pale silk, extensive use of lace and net, and in the ornate decoration of the bodice.
Circa blue-and--brown silk taffeta dress with blue silk covered decorative buttons over a hook-and-eye closure. Skirt is box-pleated in front, gauged at back. Brown ribbon forms the geometric pattern. Via De Young Museum.
Afternoon dress Design House: Augustine Martin & Company Designer: Augustine Martin (French) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 27 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 43 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume