Belle Epoque Beaded Dresses



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


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