historicalfashion Mary Todd Lincoln's velvet ensemble (in the Smithsonian)
Copper~"This exquisitely tailored gown is dupioni silk," White says. "It is something I picked up at a vintage sale. Elizabeth (Anastasia Griffith) is a very, very studied character. She dresses for impact.
Visiting dress Date: 1863–65 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, glass Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Althea Adams May, 1977 Accession Number: 1977.204.2a, b
Afternoon Dress 1855 The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Dress 1860 The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston -The fabric is AMAZING
Mid 1850s, plaid dress, pagoda sleeves, silk, very lightweight; bodice lined with brown linen/cotton fabric; buttons, front hook & eye closure; back closure on skirt; bust: 34"; waist: 29"; skirt length: 41"; skirt waist; 32"