Evening dress, by Widoff, New York, 1911-13, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. High waisted Edwardian party gown with a narrow sheath underskirt of plain silk charmeuse and a multilayered overskirt of silk lawn. The short, full lace sleeves cover a white lawn undersleeve edged with miniature pearls and ending in pearl tassels. A pale turquoise satin waist sash backed with bright pink satin closes on the left side with a decorative oval medallion of the pink ribbon flowers.
A typical late Edwardian party dress with a high waist and fitted upper body placed on a boned bodice. Other typical features are the short, "tulip" shaped sleeves and square neckline. The under-base of the skirt is yellow silk taffeta with an over-layer of grey silk organza embroidered with flowers in green cotton thread.
Evening gown, ca. 1910-1912. Debutante's dress with short train. White net studded with glass beads over grayish pink silk crepe chiffon over pale yellowish pink silk taffeta. Made by Helen Gjertsen, Dayton's (department store) dressmaker. Minnesota Historical Society.