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1909 Formal Evening Gown in Purple Satin


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An elegant replica of a 1909 French grand ball gown, in pure silk satin, with net lace over-bodice, violet silk chiffon bodice lining, boned silk taffeta under-bodice, Bemberg rayon satin skirt lining and sequin embellishment on bodice.

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1911/12 Coral Satin Ball Gown


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Replica of a beautiful late 1911/early 1912 French ball gown, made in the same fabrics as described in the antique fashion publication: Coral silk satin, white silk chiffon, and guipure lace. Embellished with hand-made silk satin roses, as in the original French design.

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1909 Pale Pink Satin & Gold Lace Evening Gown


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1909 Grand Ball Gown in pale pink silk satin with metallic gold net and lace bodice; pink freshwater pearl and Swarovski crystal embellishment. Full Edwardian evening train.

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1913/14 Formal Evening Gown in Green Silk Satin & Gold Lace


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A beautiful example of late Edwardian (1913/14) formal evening wear, in emerald and sea-green silk satin, black silk chiffon and gold lace with hand embroidery on the bodice. Constructed over a boned silk taffeta under-bodice, skirt lined in mint green silk crêpe de Chine.

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1913/14 Dinner or Evening Gown in Satin & Chiffon


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An elegant silk satin and chiffon dinner or evening gown, developed from an antique French design of September, 1913. The gown consists of 8 separate layers, constructed over a boned taffeta foundation (underbodice). A marvel of French garment engineering!

I created this gown as closely as possible to the antique description, in the same fabrics and colours, and hand-beaded the chiffon overlays based on the design depicted in the antique sketch (see B&W 1913 sketch in this album).

This gown was gifted to the Royal Ontario Museum to commemorate its 100th anniversary in 2013.

17 files, last one added on Jan 12, 2016
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4 viewsA closer view of the complex layering in this design. I particularly loved the effect of the white drapery over the upper green satin bodice.

Both the chiffon bodice drapery and chiffon skirt drapery were hand-embellished with seed pearls in a design taken from the original 1913 gown. That work alone took many hours!
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Full View of Gown Front5 viewsFor this photo, the mannequin was dropped by an inch or so to show the effect and shape of the skirt drapery. The centre front of the gown would normally be worn just grazing the floor, or slightly above.
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6 viewsIn late 1912 to 1914, designers became enamoured with the idea of unusual trains on evening gowns. Some -- like this one -- were cut as short, square trains, while others were knotted, draped, pointed or double-pointed, or even cut to one side or the other.

By 1915, trains on evening gowns, except for perhaps a decorative streamer or two, had disappeared. By 1915 evening gowns were no longer floor-length in any case.

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11 viewsThe September, 1913 French fashion sketch from which our replica was developed. The original text described the gown as being made of emerald green silk with white silk chiffon overlays, and we created our replica in the same fabrics and colours. Jan 12, 2016
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6 viewsIn late 1912 to 1914, designers became enamoured with the idea of unusual trains on evening gowns. Some -- like this one -- were cut as short, square trains, while others were knotted, draped, pointed or double-pointed, or even cut to one side or the other.

By 1915, trains on evening gowns, except for perhaps a decorative streamer or two, had disappeared. By 1915 evening gowns were no longer floor-length in any case.
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12 viewsA sublime late-Edwardian evening or dinner gown, in the typically complex multi-layered cut so fashionable at the time. The gown is built up on a boned ivory taffeta foundation, with a China silk skirt lining to just below knee level, so altogether there were 8 layered sections to this gown. Jan 12, 2016