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Evening gown

Mme Joséphine and Co., La Maitresse première de Paris1905/1905

Museum of Decorative Arts In Prague

Museum of Decorative Arts In Prague
Praha 1, Czechia

According to tradition, this gown comes from the Romanian royal Peles Chateau and is believed to have belonged to Queen Elisabeth (née Pauline Elisabeth Ottilie Luise, Princess of Wied, 1843–1916), wife of Carol I, King of Romania (1839–1914), an authoress and poetess, also known by her pen name Carmen Sylva. The requirements for official etiquette and the Queen’s mature age certainly influenced this gown’s somewhat historicising style.

Details

  • Title: Evening gown
  • Creator: Mme Joséphine and Co., La Maitresse première de Paris
  • Date: 1905/1905
  • Type: Point lace, lacework, velvet ribbons, voile, silk taffeta; length of bodice 45–50 cm, length of skirt 115–130 cm

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