Research – Afternoon dress

by Sophea

Cream and black afternoon dress 1899-92, Paris. Made out of figure silk with silk chiffon, velvet chiffon and machine lace.

This dress I found in the V&A was made just around the time that my costume would have been made and worn. It is obviously a dress where as mine is a two piece ‘suit’ for want of another word, but the shape of the time is still very much apparent, which is why I have documented it as research.