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Title
French fashions, 1866
Alternative Title
The Young Englishwoman
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
Two women are depicted in a parlor. The woman on the left wears her hair back, decorated with pink flowers. She wears a white blouse, with a jewel neck, and vertical rows of lace on the front. Over that she wears a white dress patterned with pink flowers and green leaves. The neck is a deep v to the waist, revealing the blouse front. The bodice front and overskirt front are edged with purple ruffles. Her belt is purple, and purple leaf shapes edge the sleeve caps and hems above the ruffle. The underskirt has vertical white and purple stripes. The woman on the left wears a short white veil, over a cap tied with a white ribbons, and decorated with red and yellow flowers, a white plume, and a black pointed birdlike shape. Her dress is tan and covered with a black coat. The coat has long sleeves, trimmed in black satin and velvet and ends just below the hips. The coat is cut wide at the back to spread across her skirt, and seems to have pockets, and tassels trimming the back. Both skirts are very wide; it is the height of the crinoline fashion.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fpc/id/405
Language
English
Subject
Women's clothing
Color in clothing
Dresses
Flowers
Lace and lace making
Veils
Stripes
Belts (Clothing)
Coats
Ribbons
19th C costume England
Ruffle
Shirtwaists
Time Period
1860-1869
United Kingdom - High Victorian, 1860-1885
Place
England
Source
Fashion Plate, engraving (print), colored, 8.25 x 11 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby, box 9
Relation
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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