Visiting gown, M. Vignon, Paris, ca. 1870s. Fashionable designer known for his wedding gowns. Silk piping & bows on the cutout sleeves, bow at throat with vertical panel at center front covering hook & eye closure but also button & button holes. Heavy skirt with rows of gathered swags trimmed in silk fly fringe, piped & trimmed box pleats & petals, with bow & streamer at the long box-pleated train. Carolyn Forbes Textiles/ebay
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