1850s indian gown in sateen and silk georgette, decorated with hand stitched lace and elytra beetle wings. The shawl was starched and ironed before the embroidery.
1850 ball gown in silk velvet, with pleated bertha and box-pleats ruffles on the sleeves. Inspired to a sketch for Verdi’s “La Traviata” at Teatro alla Scala.
1850s eveningdress in cotton sateen. Ph: Juliet Labdien, Model: Vilya
1867-68 ball gown: White and black cotton damask, handmade roses and beads attached on the bertha by hand.
Same ball gown, with a Victorian cloak (1850s)
1850s evening dress in printed cotton
1840-1860 pleated working dress in cotton gabardine.
Stays and pannier, half 18th century.
Regency day dress, 1810. White muslin, cotton lace and lilac shantung martingale.
Robe à la Française (Sacque, Sack dress) 1750-60. Prussian blue taffeta, grey handmade box pleats ruffles, which colour matches the stomacher, decorated with metal butterflies and taffeta ruffles. [Credits: Piero Celli ph.]