Made primarily of a ribbon striped silk satin brocade and a solid colored silk repp, the dress has all the elements that would become commonplace over the next decades. The most important of these is elaboration. The sheer bulk of detail is amazing when crammed into one garment.
The overskirt of the dress is designed as an apron which gathers up on the sides. It is edged with the same style of center sewn pleating that decorates the opening in the rear of the skirt. at the center back, just at the waist is a bow in off-white.
All in all, this is a remarkable save from a past era, and I thank the Met most heartily for keeping it safe for us all.