White cotton two-piece dress with beige embroidered eyelet trim on edges and center front, burgundy silk grosgrain ribbon bows, polonaise bodice with mother-of-pearl buttons. Labeled: "Esther Geraud, 13 Rue Tailbout, 13th, Paris."
Purchased from Charles A. Whitaker Auctions on December 14, 2005.
Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile and Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
French, Late 1870s–early 1880s
- Designed by Esther Geraud, French
Center Back (bodice): 68.6 cm (27 in.) Overall (bodice bust): 81.3 cm (32 in.) Overall (bodice waist): 59.7 cm (23 1/2 in.) Center Back (skirt): 101.6 cm (40 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton, silk grosgrain ribbon, and mother-of-pearl buttons