1857-8 Back of bodice worn during Orsini's attack (Chateau de Compiegne)

This picture shows how a bodice was formed to the wearer's, in this case Empress Eugenie's, trunk by means of laces.

Keywords:  1857, Ojeda, Empress Eugénie, Empress, Bonaparte family, French, off shoulder vee neckline, pleated bodice, ruffles, engageantes, lace, quarter length sleeves, deep vee waistline


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