Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Late Edwardian Silk Faille Dress

This dress exemplifies the look from the late Edwardian era. At this time, the skirts became less full and the silhouette became more tubular. The sleeves still were a point of interest, but gone are the gathered leg of mutton and later bishop sleeves of the turn of the century. 

This dress is made of blue-green silk faille with an intricate cut-work lace collar and cuffs. The pleated silk inset echos the sleeves. As you can see from the pictures, the delicate china silk has suffered dry rot.

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