The crinoline ancestry of first bustle period dresses is evident in the bodice, sleeves, and waistline of Sra. Aguilera y Gamboa's dress in this 1873 Madrazo y Kuntz portrait. Her coiffure is adorned with a large single jewel that, according to the ceres caption, is in Diana the huntress style. The caption identifies the dress material as black silk with tulle and lace flounces.
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Apr 15, 2013, 11:12 PM
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