The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by the American society portraitist JJ Shannon of Mrs. Hussey wearing the dress, shortly after her marriage in 1900. Below that, a photo of the painting being made! (Courtesy UK National Trust.) Bottom, two similar dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve). Both silk.
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
Dress, Evening House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1905–7 Culture: French Medium: silk, silver, rhinestones Dimensions: Length at CB: 72 in. (182.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Sarah G. Gardiner, 1941