This was definitely an RTX to remember! Very different than what I normally do but I actually think it was much better than past years. Had a great team of Guardians to work with in the store and of course it was such a pleasure to meet as much of the RT staff as I could.
Pale green silk sprigged overall with ivory and peach trefoils tied with tassels, comprising: petticoat with waist ties and two matching bodices, one high fashion (for early pregnancy) in ‘pierrot’ style cut low and tight with closed front, faux waistcoat panels, short tails to the back lined in striped silk, narrow curved sleeves; the other in open-robe form with inner boned closed front panels and loose deshabillé-like outer panels, the neckline outlined in cartridge pleats, with three ribbon drawstrings to allow for expansion, lined in patches of tartan and striped silk; together with a fine white lawn fichu with whitework embroidered edges
Cinnamon and ivory satin stripes, with double engageants, English back, the interior with tapes and loops to form polonaise folds; with ivory satin stomacher covered with pinked ribbon rosettes; and a finely quilted ivory satin petticoat with overall lattice design and flowerheads within triangles to the hem; together with a modern choker made to match from Valenciennes lace and ribbon (4)
Evening dress, Callot Soeurs, 1927. Pink and gold beaded and embroidered flapper dress. Oyster pink satin slip. Pale rose tulle worked with large flowerheads in opalescent sequins, pink seed beads, and pearls. Ground threaded with gilt strip. Skirt falls in petal-like tiers. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions.
An embroidered lawn robe à l'Anglaise, circa 1770-80,
Delicately embroidered in chain stitch with stripes and sprigs of pinks, convolvulus, dog roses, honeysuckle, tied with pink bows, closed-front bodice panels with drawstring to neck, the sleeves with shaped elbows adorned with ruffles; together with a pink taffeta petticoat, 18th century