Friday, March 6, 2015

One Shot- Henriette Favre Evening Dress

    Sometimes its really mostly about silhouette.  This deceptively simple evening dress from 1903 in almost literally covered with oval sequins, and smaller round sequins, embroidered onto a silk net overdress.  Only the blonde lace cuffs, the narrow strip of caramel silk in the center front, and the appliqued black lace bow break the gleaming surface of this fantastic piece of craft.
    There isn't much to add beyond the evidence that this is a perfect example of that the shape of women's clothing looked like.
    The very fortunate woman who ordered and wore this dress, must have drawn all eyes to her in the probably still candlelit rooms she inhabited.
    A very short post, I know, But what else could I add?  Feast your eyes.