Splendid view of elegant dresses, expertly rendered by noted theatrical designer, includes finely detailed illustrations of 32 complete costumes and three blouses, shown in color and black-and-white. Here are exquisitely embroidered, full-skirted dresses circa 1700, a high-waisted Empire dress (1820), a magnificent silk dress with an extended bustle and pleated overskirt (1880), more.The peplum is attached to the bodice, and the dress is trimmed with ribbons of blue and rose of a deeper shade. There is a ... It was an extravagant method, and the dresses were of the richest variety and make. ... Hoop of woven metal wire, covered with a linen web and held together with a beautiful hand- knotting of linen cords. ... The dress is trimmed with red-violet satin ribbon which edges the neck, forms the belt, and trims the front of the skirt in a double row of rosettes and a line ofanbsp;...
|Title||:||Masterpieces of Women's Costume of the 18th and 19th Centuries|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2014-07-21|