This forest green wool dress is a two-piece outfit – bodice and skirt. Both display the styling fashionable in the 1890s. It has the wonderful puffy sleeves and long, full but smooth skirt. The Gibson Girl look was popularized by Charles Dana Gibson through his many, often satirical, illustrations in newspapers and magazines. Our dress has elaborate trim of copper, green and silver beads and sequins on green net over green satin, along with bands of satin braid and ribbons.
Robe à la Française Date: 1760–70 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 59 in. (149.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1967
Suit, Ludwig Zwieback & Bruder, Vienna, ca. 1908. "This dress, with its bolero-styled jacket, longer back, and passementerie, is an example for the much quoted "Wiener Chic" [Vienna Chic]." Click through for huge pic. Photo: Christa Losta. Vienna Museum via Europeana Fashion