Evening Dress c. 1898-1900 Reception

Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti;
Two-piece dress (bodice and skirt) with black mechanical needle net on ivory satin, with inserts in black mechanical lace like ‘Chantilly’. Square neckline bodice and short cap sleeves garnished with green silk velvet, mechanical ‘sequin’ silk lace in imitation of the ‘Chantilly’ and ivory satin bows. front closure with hooks and laces hidden by an ecru chiffon bib, covered in black tulle embroidered with black jais and silver sequins, with overlapping hook on the left shoulder. shaped waist underlined by a draped satin belt with green velvet bow. on the back, ruching at the neckline in ‘sequin’ lace and bow at the waist in lace and black satin. Goblet skirt with amplitude taken at the back with a train with chiffon ruffles and double ruches in black lace.

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