Woman's Dress and Train, Portugal, c. 1845. Silk satin with metallic-thread embroidery and silk net (tulle) trim. Said to have been worn by Queen Maria II of Portugal (reigned 1826-53) in 1850. Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Court train, by Nicaud of Paris, 1901, Paleis Het Loo. Photos: Stef Verstraaten. From the trousseau of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. The gala bodice was created later. Silver wire, glass beads, tulle, tarlatan. Louis XVI-style embroideries.
Coat and trousers worn by Louis XVII, Louis Charles de France, Duke of Normandy, (1785–1795)
In the 1790’s the French aristocracy, following the lead of Queen Marie Antoinette, adopted a new dress style for young boys: the sailor suit, inspired by the fashion in England. The innovation here was the trousers, worn by Scottish and Irish peasants and sailors. Often attached to a buttoned vest, the trousers were worn with a pleated-collar chemise and a cummerbund. Similar to the sailor suit, the dauphin's costume testifies to the Anglomania of the 1780s. Here the vest is replaced by a…
Theater dress, worn by Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (1880-1962). Made by Ludwig Zwieback & Bruder (tailor). 1897. Het Loo Palace (on loan from the Royal Collections, The Hague). Photographer: Robert Mulder.
Bodice of transformation dress, said to have belonged to Empress Eugénie, circa 1873. Collection of Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris. Black silk taffeta brocaded with silk roses in various tones of purple, green and yellow, purple silk taffeta bias, fluted black silk ribbon.