1913 Lucile silk and metal afternoon dress front (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, USA)

The person who wore this was not going grocery shopping.

From the museum’s Web site. Also posted to the Designed by Lucile Albumette here.

1913 Lucile silk and metal afternoon dress front (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York, USA) From the museum's Web site

The museum calls this a “dress” and not a “skirt”, although it appears to have a separate lace blouse.

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