Royal purple moiré faille, boned evening bodice with tulle, lace, and periwinkle trim. Royal purple moiré faille day bodice trimmed with black silk bobbin lace and carnival glass buttons. Royal purple moiré faille, skirt trimmed with black chantilly lace and purple bows.
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
- Worn by Jessie Benton Fremont, American
Overall (evening bodice bust): 76.2 cm (30 in.) Overall (evening bodice waist): 61 cm (24 in.) Overall (day bodice bust): 76.2 cm (30 in.) Overall (day bodice waist): 61 cm (24 in.) Overall (skirt waist): 61 cm (24 in.)
Medium or Technique
Faille moire silk, tulle, chantilly lace, and carnival glass buttons