Dress with Appliques, Hirsch & Cie N.V., c. 1893

Dress with Appliques, Hirsch & Cie N.V., c. 1893

velvet (fabric weave), l 48cm. More details

In the 1890s ladies wore dresses with large gigot sleeves that made the shoulders look broader and the waistline smaller. In this period, skirts were wider at the back, an effect here further enhanced by the train. The dress resembles a costume tailleur, an outfit consisting of a jacket and a skirt. The blouse is a false shirt front. The decoration is a striking combination of appliques and woven floral motifs.

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