This ball gown is a copy of a Paris gown of 1894. This superb evening gown is of pale pink satin enriched with a sequin spray. The pointed waist is draped across the bust, and has a jabot falling down the front. This shoulder straps complete the square decollete. The puffed sleeves of taffeta gathered through the center, are in keeping with “dame fashion’s” dictates as large sleeves were re-introduced in 1893. The graceful skirt reveals the slow curve of the hips and is trimmed with silver thread and sequins. Only a vestige of the bustle is left in the form of pleats in the back of the skirt. It is accessorized with a fan and chatelain.
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