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Evening or dinner dress, Mme. Gabrielle, Paris, ca. early 1870s. Mme. Gabrielle, while not as well-known now, was as respected in her day as Charles Worth and other top Parisian designers. Charleston Museum Tumblr

Evening or dinner dress, Mme. Gabrielle, while not as well-known now, was as respected in her day as Charles Worth and other top Parisian designers.

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FASHION PLATES Fashion plate illustrations were used for centuries to depict current fashions in clothing.

Style 1 1870s; looks like a small bun on top with a large piece of hair braided and wrapped around the bun and bottom back of hair swept up over the back pinned part of braid/bun. Pinned down and covered with a decorative haircomb.

Hair updo looks like a small bun on top with a large piece of hair braided and wrapped around the bun and bottom back of hair swept up over the back pinned part of braid/bun. Pinned down and covered with a decorative haircomb.

Walking dress from the House of Worth. 1885. Silk with glass bead trim.

Walking dress House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 26 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 54 in.

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