valencienne lace

1900s Combination Corset Bloomers: It has little shell buttons all the way down the back.  soft sheer white cotton with the finest Valenciennes lace details all over front & back. There’s a small name embroidered on the front side it says “Helene”, There are little delicate ribbon “belt loops” inside the front lace near bust for a silk ribbon that will tie it in tighter for shape.This has that wonderful antique Gibson Girl style/shape commonly called a pigeon front, for the way it billows out full in front.                


A fine striped robe à la polonaise, French, 1770s 

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) 

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Two models relax in a Silcilian olive grove; Seated model wears a Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner dress with a Sant'Angelo belt; Standing model wears a Valenciennes lace dress by Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner and a Sant'Angelo belt; Parasol by John Reynolds; Hair by Alexandre of Paris. Photo by Henry Clarke, Vogue 1967


• Girl’s Trained Dress and Bust Pads.
Worn by: Martha Rebecca Griffith (American, 1867 - 1870)
Place of origin: United States
Date: ca. 1868-1869
Medium: Printed wool twill, silk velvet ribbon, cotton machine-made Valenciennes lace, velvet-covered buttons with metal band, wool twill tape binding; Pads: glazed cotton plain weave with cotton stuffing.