1873 (July) The Shah of Persia at the Chiswick garden party given by the Prince and Princess of Wales in July 1873 by or after Louis William Desanges

This is a good illustration of bustle day dresses showing their complexity and use of drapery. The Lady paying respects to Queen Victoria wears a robe à la Francaise adapted to an 1873 bustle.

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