Evening Dress c. 1892

Yellow silk satin embroidered with silver feathers, yellow silk chiffon. Sleeveless dress, cross drape, low neck, chiffon skirt with long train of satin and feathers in graduating sizes.

Original catalog card: C. 1892, Yellow chiffon and silver embroidered yellow satin evening dress. Sleeveless dress with V neck, chiffon gathered across the chest to side, skirt of chiffon with vertical yellow satin ribbons with bows below knee and trimmed with white silk flowers, as at shoulder and around the neckline at back. Back of satin with silver thread embroidered in classical scrolling leaf patter, bow and flowers at waist and satin falling into long train.

Yellow evening dress with silver thread embroidery. Paris, France, ca. 1892. Label reads: “M. Laferriere, Robes et Mantaux, 28 rue Taitbout, Paris.” Silk chiffon overlay on the front bodice and skirt, silk satin back bodice and train, gold metallic strip over a yellow core thread, artificial silk chrysanthemums, silk satin ribbons. With fan (2004.31.52). Worn with installation gloves and pearls. Embroidery types: mechanical embroidery: satin stitch. (Art of the Embroiderer label copy, 2009)

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