Marie Louise de Marcy

She may have been the famous pianist Marie-Clotilde-Elisabeth Louise de Riquet. If so, the request for a dress suitable for a 28-year old matron dated to 1857 and this is not the dress involved in her request.

From the 1928 book A Century of Fashion by Jean-Philippe Worth reproduced on Sacheverelle's photostream on flickr; sepia tone removed by gogm.

Marie Louise de Marcy Sacheverelle's photostream on flickr

Marie Louise wears a richly decorated first bustle period dress by Worth with a rigid bodice in this photo. She may wear a brooch on her over-skirt.

Keywords:  Marie Louise de Marcy, de Riquet family, de Marcy family, Countess, French, long straight coiffure, headdress, square neckline, three quarter length upper puffed sleeves, bows, vee waistline, full skirt, bustle, over-skirt, train, brooch, gloves

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