It's fashioned from an outer layer of dotted white soft tulle, amongst many other soft layers and linings. We have shown the gown photographed with an additional petticoat- so a fuller shape is possible. The bodice features a shelf-bust and gathered shoulder straps- which may be worn in a bolero style, or gathered up- we have photographed both styles. The gown's lining is a work of masterful construction- there are two dotted tulle layers, a layer of tissue silk, three startched net…
Madeleine Vionnet | Evening dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
An evening dress of bias-cut black chiffon, trimmed with tiers of black satin ruffles. The ruffles on the train are cut on the bias and thus keep their bounce rather than flatten as straight ruffles do
Ye Olde Fashion
A circa 1795 chemise à la reine. The chemise à la reine was first popularized by Marie Antoinette, the 'reine' in question, in the 1780s. It was the forerunner the white dresses of the regency.