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TEMPLIER & RONDEAU PARIS EMBROIDERED SILK AFTERNOON GOWN, c. 1908.

Dusty rose silk charmeuse having cream embroidered net high-neck bodice insert and long sleeve, pleated silk wrap-front bodice with heavily embroidered short chiffon sleeve, inserts and center oval, draped and angled skirt, self tassels at back and ends of self chain suspended from waist, trained skirt decorated with net inserts and Celtic knot appliques, satin under-skirt with pleated hem ruffle.

Guillard Soeurs 

Woman’s Hat, c. 1910

Plain and basket weave straw, ostrich feathers, silk lace, and cotton flowers and leaves

“This hat is particularly impressive as it features two different straw weaving techniques. The body of the hat is made of fine plain-weave straw, while the brim is lined with a coarser basket-weave straw. Delicate cotton flowers and silk lace embellish the crown, along with a massive ostrich plume.”

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

St. Louis Art Museum