Debutantes wore white, but other Ladies could wear other colors. The attaché’s wife wore black feathers, satin, and lace and jet.
These notes came with the image, "Countess Victor di Carrobio, the wife of the attaché to the Italian embassy in London, 1 March 1899. Woman's Paquin gown was described as: "...black satin gown embroidered with jet and diamonds, the upper part black tulle; the train of black satin was cut round into scallops, edged with black Chantilly lace embroidered with jet and diamonds, a very soft flounce of tulle extending to the shoulder, where it terminated in a rosette, and was caught in at the waist with a large paste buckle." (see: The Queen, 4 March 1899, p 365b).”
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