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  • Gold embroidery on a court dress and train
    We have recently received a few inquiries about this beautiful dress and court train and while editing the photos, I decided to share them with the public in a blog post. This evening dress is of ivory moiré silk faille, … Continue reading
  • Choosing the mannequin
    In an earlier post, I discussed the process of preparing a custom mount for our upcoming exhibition, “The Great War: Women and Fashion in a World at War.” I thought I would show a comparison between the pieces dressed on … Continue reading
  • Snaps, and hooks and eyes, and more snaps
    As fashionable silhouettes change  it sometimes takes a while for dressmaking techniques to adapt to the new styles. An example of this is this 1921 wedding dress. It has the 1920’s youthful look, the bust and waist are de-emphasized and … Continue reading
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