A tranformation for the waist style introduced by designer Paul Poiret; from S shape in the left side to R shaple in the right side. It released the women waist, make them more confortable but not loosing their femiline look
1900-1902 Lord & Taylor silk and linen evening dress (back view). Lord & Taylor, like many New York City department stores in the late-19th and early-20th century, had on-site workrooms where they could produce custom garments. This evening dress, with its notable contrast of refined cut-work lace on the bodice and net lace of the skirt, is a good example of the type of work produced by the store.
Metropolitain Museum (NYC) 1870s Culture: American or European Medium: silk, glass Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of the Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences, pursuant to the instructions of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Dyer, 1976 Accession Number: 1976.217.11a, b