Tea Gown Liberty c. 1891

The story behind this dress reads like a fairy tale. Andrew Carnegie bought it for his wife after she survived a bout of typhoid fever. It is a very special, luxurious example of Liberty & Co.’s trademark finesse with historical details combined with the sheer comfort of a tea gown. It was produced in the drama and fancy dress department, which would account for the voluminous fabric that must have made Mrs. Carnegie feel like a queen.

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