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napoleonic fashion | Napoleón y poder de la moda / Napoleon and the power of fashion

The Empire dress owes its name, physical emancipation, popularity, and even its sexiness to France. In this English example, French style is slavishly followed in the gown's high waist and modish stripes. But for all its classicizing details and shape, the gown retains vestiges of the ancien régime in its open-robe construction.

Collection: Textile and Costume Collection Date: ca. 1810

beautiful rusty-melon hued American silk dress, 1880s. #Victorian #vintage #fashion #clothing #dresses

Pale Violet Silk Ball Gown, American, 1820. Front View.

Coat (Pelisse) Date: ca. 1815 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 56 in. (142.2 cm)

c.1865 evening dress by Mme. Olympe, who was one of the first, if not the first, American dressmakers to label her gowns, a practice intiated by Worth et Bobergh in the early 1860s.

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Regency Dress Ball gown. CUSTOM MADE. Antique Indian Silk Fabric. Final Payment. Reserved for CARMEL

Regency Dress

White cotton morning dress, 1810–20, American (back view) - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collections. (Note the very narrow back.)