Wedding Ensemble | c. 1901
The appliqués of this wedding dress exemplify the whip-like curves and scrolls characteristic of the Art Nouveau period. Made in Rome for Mrs. Frederick Dand Sherman in 1901, the design of the dress shows the impact of the Art Nouveau movement throughout Europe by that year. While the white-on-white color palette would have been a conventional choice for a bride just after the turn of the century, the asymmetical trimming would have been a deliberately bold and fashion-conscious choice. The shape of the skirt and cut of the sleeves particularly suits the overall decorative scheme of the dress.
Leather and Suede Pumps | c. 1900-1910
Tan Knee High Leather Boots | 1910-15 | Russian
Opera Coat | House of Worth | c. 1910
Mourning Dress | c. 1910
The elaborate but subtle beading on this mourning dress would have shimmered when new. The asymmetry of the charmeuse panel is indicative of the high fashion of the period. An example of extremely chic mourning attire for the evening, it features an element of subtle exposure: the beaded underpanel hidden by the charmeuse would have been revealed with the movement of the wearer.
Henriette Favre | c. 1902
Wedding Ensemble | c. 1918
Why does this remind me E.T. when baby Drew Barrymore dresses him up?