The Museum of Historical Costume

Evening dress, circa 1880

The dress is made of striped silk fabric in golden-cream color. The bodice has slit sleeves, finished with a ribbon at the elbow and lace at the shoulder. The skirt is richly draped and goes into a long train. The hips are decorated with small side hoops. The dress was made for the B. Altman & Co. department store from New York.

Original vintage dress.