1899 Consuelo Vanderbilt by Lafayette

1899 Consuelo Vanderbilt by Lafayette dameboudicca.blogspot 25 May 2008 also Wikipedia

Consuelo's dress has flounces evely distribute by height, common in the crinoline era but very rare afterwards, in this Lafayette photo. Her upper bodice is covered with lace epaulettes shaped like those on matador jackets.

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