Evening dress ca. 1907
1910-1912. Wedding dress combining a variety of ivory-coloured silk fabrics. The body is embroidered with pearls and glass beads forming ornate modernista-style floral motifs. The skirt is straight and has an opening at the side. Behind, the decoration is more elaborate, with blonde lace flounces falling from the back and gathering the train at the base of the skirt. The train is decorated with the same embroidered pattern as the body. This is the most spectacular part of the dress, because it is the part that is most visible during the wedding ceremony.
Evening dress ca. 1915
Evening dress ca. 1910
Evening dress, 1909
LUCILE SILK and METALLIC LACE BELLE EPOCH GOWN, Winter 1911. Trained royal purple charmeuse with short sleeve wrap bodice of gold metallic lace under purple net trimmed with gold fringe and silk flowers, draped hobble skirt with ruffled chiffon side panels heavily appliqued in metallic gold, open at front hem with tassel over chiffon insert, demi-train. Label "Lucile Ltd 17 West 36th St. New York".
BEADED and TRAINED LACE GOWN, c. 1915. Cream floral lace on net with short sleeve, crystal and salmon pink beaded bodice overlay, cream silk sash with long beaded tassels and beaded back detail, back closure, three layer skirt, lined in cream silk.
BEADED SATIN and LACE GOWN with HOBBLE SKIRT, c. 1913. Ivory silk having V-neck and pointed demi train, the short sleeve and long tunic of fine tape lace, over boned bodice with deep point and draped skirt decorated in a crystal beaded ribbon and flower design, low chiffon bodice insert, label on petersham "Made By Marshall Field & Company Chicago".
SILK and BEADED NET GOWN, c. 1911. Ivory satin beneath cream net having pleated short sleeve and V-neck decorated with bands of crystal and opalescent white beads in a pattern of daisies, with beaded fringe, the bodice having a band of printed silk and metallic net beneath the cream net layer, satin cummerbund with side drape, net overskirt with off center slit above trained silk skirt.
SILK and CHANTILLY LACE DINNER DRESS, c. 1913. 1-piece short sleeve black lace and net over green silk bengaline, boned bodice having pleated net shoulder, sequined cream lace, neck insert and under sleeve trimmed in black velvet, back closure with net covered buttons and loops, neckline edged in paste jewels, green silk waistband with filigree and paste back buckle (possibly later), trained silk skirt, lace overskirt ruched at back hem.
SILK and LACE DINNER DRESS, 1912. Sleeveless Pink silk beneath cream net with floral embroidery, draped black tulle tabard decorated with black and crystal beads, silver sequins, tassels and a paste flowerhead.
Dress comprising a body and skirt decorated with silk velvet ribbons and embroidered with chenille yarn. The body has a high collar and pointed white lace neckline. The rest of the body is covered with an embroidered mesh and forms two bands crossing over at the bust and at the back. The sleeves are decorated with thin lines. The skirt has a high waist fastened to the body with clasps, hidden by the chenille embroidery, giving the sensation that the dress is one-piece.
Wedding dress, 1912