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Lady Gordon's dress is a spectacular example of a high crinoline era dome crinoline. The Lady was simply moved from the center of the dome to the front. It has the same exaggerating effect as a bustle, maybe more.
Keywords: 1861, Silvey, British, straight coiffure, lace headdress, high neckline, collar, jacket bodice, buttons, long flared sleeves, crinoline, over-skirt, neck band
Jan 27, 2012, 6:07 PM
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