Evening dress, Worth, ca. 1886-87. Two pieces, silk satin, faille, and brocade with lace and rhinestones. Philadelphia Museum of Art: "The layering of texture, color, and pattern in this gown with its distinctive floral brocade, satin, faille, and lace pays homage to France's unrivaled textile industry. The designer's special relationship with the silk mills of Lyon allowed him to dictate the colors, patterns, and weaves that he required."
Dress 1940s; black velvet and beige net, for evening wear. Beige net fabric at neckline and skirt, with black velvet on sleeves, bodice and hips. Rounded neckline with center back closure, single self covered button and loop. Black velvet forms a sweetheart neckline over the netting. Short sleeves. Full skirt in net is lined with peach acetate. Proper left side zipper closure. Floor length.
Pierre Balmain Haute Couture evening gown court presentation ensemble from 1953. Made from silk, cotton with embroidered glass bead, rhinestones pearl and sequin with flower floral embroidery in long dress strapless style with a matching stole. House of Balmain.