Duchess de la Rochefoucauld

Bain collection images often have an American connection and the Duchesse de la Rochefoucauld, née Mattie Mitchell daughter of Oregon Senator John H. Mitchell, is no exception. A 1915 article in The Pittsburgh Press called her marriage to Duc François-Alfred-Gaston XVI "Purely a love match..."

The New York Times ran a story about the wedding in 1892.

Duchess de la Rochefoucauld LC Bain

Mattie's dress has a square neckline, but her fan-fronted over-bodice has a vee neckline. Her dress also has a natural waistline and mild leg-o-mutton sleeves.

Keywords:  Duchess, curly coiffure, over-bodice, vee neckline, fan front bodice, under-bodice, square neckline, quarter length leg-o-mutton sleeves, waist band, natural waistline, A-line skirt, coat, fur, lining

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