Alta resolución image from the Prado; image made lighter to resolve her coiffure by gogm.
Countess Merceds' dress is all the more spectacular because it does not have the fussy bodice of a 1900s dress with the blouson or pouter pigeon bodice and distinct waist band. This dress has a criss-cross bodice and the hourglass waistline of a dress from about 1890. The ornamentation of the day is limited to the under-bodice and the bare shoulder sleeves with huge engageantes.
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Jan 21, 2013, 2:03 PM
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