Gisela wearing 1900s dress

Chemisettes were called "shirtwaists" at that time and a fire in a factory making them was a signal event in USA history because workers who could not leave the factory died resulting in early safety rules.

Completely de-tinted and brightened by gogm.

Gisela's dress is a great example of a blouson, "pouter pigeon," bodice; its gauzy lace upper band, sleeves, and engageantes add her personal touch. The blouson bodice and complex sleeves date this to the early 1900s. Her bodice could be formed by a blouse. The upper bodice and complex sleeves are focal points of her dress.

Keywords:  Archduchess Gisela, Habsburg family, Wittelsbach family, Grand Duchess, Princess, hat, chemisette, high enclosing neckline, lace, long sleeves, engageantes, blouson bodice, columnar skirt, necklace

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