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This illustration shows what early cage crinoline dresses look like with the highly decorated skirt only slightly flattened at the front. Hildegarde von Bayern's dress was probably a treat to see in color with patterned cloth and flowers used for decoration.
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May 8, 2010 11:39 PM
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