Gown, Emile Pingat, Cream silk brocade, lace, gold and yellow satin. Worn by Mrs. This gown is one of more than 60 couture pieces featured in the exhibition Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum.
Les Modes Woman wearing orange arab silk and lace afternoon dress designed by Zimmermann, photographed by Henri Manuel, from French periodical LES MODES. Location: France Date taken: 1909 Photographer: Henri Manuel
Day dresses, Lamp shade or tunic styles. An elongated top over a tight skirt. Note the change from Gibson Girl fashion at the turn of the century. Art Nouveau slim, trailing gowns are coming into fashion.
Tangerine silk satin gown from the Belle Epoque (no more precise date available). Two-layer overdress with crystal and mother of pearl beads. The sleeves of the overdress have beaded tassels and ring drops.