In a few minutes the door opened and a rolling rack came through the door, with the two pieces of the gown each in white tyvek bags. Sarah has explained when I asked that they use tyvek exclusively now for storage, because dust and dirt can't penetrate it, its easy to clean the surface of it, and its very tough.
So, the first bag slowly gets opened and emerging like some fabulous butterfly is this incredibly brilliant yellow gown. I had chosen this particular piece because its is so perfectly the style of its time, both in structure and decoration, its like a basic textbook illustration of the period's preferences.
The last series of images here are some of Sarah packing the gown back up, so that she could lay out the underskirt for view, since that table was too small for both. And I caught a coy shot of the shoulder peeking out of its tyvek cover. Sweet, really.