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This illustration shows four ladies in formal evening dresses and was described originally in the Gallery of Fashion as: 'Ball and evening dresses'. Figure 253: 'Front hair cropped ...; double bandeau of sliver band, ornamented with artificial flowers; white ostrich feather, fixed with a diamind pin. White crape petticoat, spotted with silver. Body and train of green satin; short sleeves of satin-striped muslin. Gold bracelets. Four rows of pearls round the neck. Pearl ear-rings. White gloves and shoes. Figure 254: Hair cropped. Turban cap of white crape, trimmed with broad white lace, and a silver band on the left side. White muslin petticoat. Robe of white muslin, the train trimmed with a broad lace; short sleeves; epaulettes a la polonoise, trimmed with lace, and tied with a string of pearls. Diamond hoop ear-rings. White gloves and shoes. Figure 255: Hair cropped, ornamented with pearls, behind with a muslin handkerchief, formed into a bow. Jacket and petticoat of white muslin; short sleeves trimmed with lace; high ruff round the neck. Gold hoop ear-rings. White gloves and shoes. Figure: 256: Front hair in curls. Garland of flowers across the crown. Jacket and petticoat of yellow muslin; Vandyke scollops of silver tissue round the waist of the jacket, and round the neck, fixed with small silver tassels. Diamond earings. White gloves and shoes. Gallery of Fashion was published in London c.1794-1802. C.106.k.16 figures 253, 254, 255 and 256.
- Image reference D40091-58
- Copyright The British Library Board