Notes: Mother of black and gold! There are hardly any words to do this creation anywhere near justice. I simply adore the golden patterned embroidery throughout, and of course, the peplum really adds the depth needed.
Woman's Dress and Train, Portugal, c. Silk satin with metallic-thread embroidery and silk net (tulle) trim. Said to have been worn by Queen Maria II of Portugal (reigned in Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).