Evening dress, Jeanne Paquin, spring/summer collection, 1912. Dress in pastel shades combines a "tunique" in light green silk in tabby weave with a skirt made of cream silk satin. The rose red corset belt accentuates the high waist. Photo: Stephan Klonk. Kunstgewerbemuseum Berlin via Europeana Fashion
Evening dress, ca. 1909-13. Wine-colored satin trimmed with appliquéd waistband and high lace collar. Worn by Mrs. W.W. Kitchin when her husband was governor of North Carolina. North Carolina Museum of History
Back of a circa 1912 Dress, pale green silk over white machine net and lace trimmed with black velvet ribbon, lace, rhinestones and black jet, 3/4 lace sleeves, high waist, long hobble skirt, trimmed with artificial flowers, no label, probably French.
c. 1912 With beaded ornamentation, this coat was designed by the couture House of Worth in Paris. It too was worn by Ethel Sanford. The coat displays both the Orientalism and Art Deco influences popular at the time. It hugs the body, wrapping around in a kimono-like garment, fastened beneath a heavily beaded tassel. The founder of the House of Worth, Charles Worth, died in 1895, but the influential design house continued under his two sons, Gaston-Lucien and Jean-Philippe. It flourished…