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Evening dress Date: 1914–20 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, metallic thread, glass, shell. Detail

Worth & Bobergh gown detail Worth & Bobergh Evening gown, 1861 Silk satin, silk ribbon, handmade "Point de Gaze" lace This gown is one of more than 60 couture pieces featured in the exhibition Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum.

c. 1820 [under] dress, American or European. The Met, C.I.42.152.2. [A combination underdress and petticoat like this was worn under sheer net gowns. Pleating, tucking, and embroidered detail would show through the sheer overgown for more visual interest.]

Evening dress Date: 1885 Culture: American Medium: silk, linen Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 54 in. (137.2 cm) Length at CB (b): 46 in. (116...