Monday, December 15, 2014

Reception dress, pink wool duvetyn (c. 1898) #232


Reception dress, pink wool duvetyn, sheer bodice with lace and appliqué overlay. Self-embroidered skirt with train and matching cape. This dress represents the peak of "Haute Couture." Style elements include large sleeves, smooth contoured hips, and a long train. (c. 1898)

     Label: Donovan, New York

Donor: Mrs. Moreau Brown, worn by Mrs. Lucien Barbour.