American, Mrs. Osborn Company, 1910. “The over-the-top expression of opulence seen in this ball gown worn by a prominent member of the Astor family is a testament to the degree of ostentation required at certain events in order to stand out from the crowd. The dense sequin and bead embroidery on the gown would have created a beautiful shimmering effect.”
1910-14 Evening Dress Edwardian cotton, silk, metal
House of Weeks, Embroidered Ecru Silk Evening Dress, French, c. 1911.
Evening Dress Jeanne Paquin, 1904 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Doucet Dress – 1907-8 – by Jacques Doucet (French, 1853-1929 Paris)
c1910-12 Evening Gown