From wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-features/gallery/palais-galliera-countess-greyffulhe-exhibit-10274197/#!7/beauchez-transformable-evening-gown-with-two-bodices-circa-1900. Also posted to the comtesse de Greffulhe’s Subalbum here.
This is the Google translation of this description, “Silk blue night velvet of and brown mechanical lace, chiffon and unbleached tulle, embroidered with pearls and sequins.”
The waist is concealed in darknes. This magnificent dress is built on a lace foundation with a dark coarse-featured lace laid on top. The flared cuffs are of sheer dark lace. Sequins and pearls add glimmer and shimmer. She was noticed whenever she wore this dress.
Keywords: 1900, Beauchez, comtesse Greffulhe, Élisabeth de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay, de Riquet de Caraman-Chimay family, Greffulhe family, Countess, French, lace under-dress, high enclosing neckline, lace elbow-length close upper under-sleeves, lace flared under-cuffs, over-dress, pouter pigeon bodice, cutwork, straight neckline, elbow length bare shoulder full upper sleeves, lace flared cuffs, waist band, shallow vee waistline, close skirt, train
Jan 31, 2017, 1:35 PM
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