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Title
American fashions, Autumn 1904
Alternative Title
L'Art de la Mode, The Morse-Broughton Co. No. 3 East 19th St NEW YORK - Publishers
Contributor
The Morse-Broughton Co. (publisher)
Publication Information
Ella Strong Denison Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century
Rights Information
For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact the Ella Strong Denison Library at http://libraries.claremont.edu/denison
Description
A young woman is dressed for the evening in ball gown She stands in a three-quarter profile view and leans against the mantle of a (suggested) fireplace. The scroll-work on the fireplace indicates a well-appointed home where the young woman holds a sheet of paper, which might be a sheet of music, a letter, a menu, or a program. She is wearing a coral colored evening gown decorated with lace trim and appliques. Her dress has a high lace collar, and the bodice has sets of three graduated white and coral lace appliques that overlap and are symmetrical across the front, and two more on each side at the back. The yoke of the bodice above the lace is of a diaphanous fabric, crossed by two vertical straps of lace, at the shoulder and above, and another wider band at the center front. The lower section of the bodice is of a deeper coral color, possibly of velvet. The sleeves begin with another lace element at the top, with hanging sleeves of the diaphanous fabric, open at the front, and hanging to hip level in back. The gored skirt has a flared trumpet shape with a short train. The skirt appears to have a top layer of diaphanous fabric with light trailing bands of lace flowers and vines down the center of each gore. At the hem a softly pleated under layer shows below the scalloped hem of the upper layer, which ends with a detail like that of the lace on the bodice, with flowers reaching up surrounded with dots or spangles, to about knee length. She wears a narrow gold belt with a jeweled clasp with hanging details, and elbow length white gloves. Behind her at the right is a small back view of the gown.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fpc/id/548
Language
English
French
Subject
Bodices
Brocade
Clothing and dress
Collars
Dresses
Flowers
Gloves
Hairstyles
Lace and lace making
Pleats (Sewing)
Scrolls
Sleeves
Women's clothing
20th C costume United States
Ball dress
Evening dresses (Garments)
Floral patterns
Hanging sleeves
Ruffle
Trains (Costume components)
Time Period
1900-1909
American - Reconstructionist, 1865-1918
French - Third Republic, 1870-1940
United Kingdom - Modern, 1901-1919
Place
United States
Source
Fashion plate, engraving (print), colored, 10.25 x 14.5 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby, box 11
Relation
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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