Dress, Evening Date: ca. 1872 In the early 1870s, prior to her marriage, Amelia altered the dress into its current polonaise style when, "on very short notice for a party '[she had] nothing to wear.'" The delicacy of the organdy and mull and the beautiful execution of the alteration exemplify Amelia Beard's resourcefulness and talent with dressmaking.
Dress, Evening House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones Dimensions: Length at CB: 72 in. (182.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Sarah G. Gardiner, 1941