The 1970s was the decade of platform shoes, for both men and women. Every woman had a cowl neck sweater in her closet. It’s also hard to miss the fact that color almost completely disappeared by 1979. Grays, whites and blacks were back in full force, as people had apparently tired of the super bright tones of the early 1970s.
Dress Date: ca. 1870–1880 Media: Pale Olive Green Taffeta, Damask, And Sateen Accession Number: 52.12.1a-b Cuirasse style bodice, central panel of figured blue-green silk, attatched lace collar. Overskirt of figured silk attatches to bodice and is elaborately draped at the back. Trimmed with chenille fringe. Underskirt of olive taffeta, ruched, trained and trimmed with pleated flounces. For a large bustle.