I thought it might be fun to go back and revisit the bustle gown that started me off looking ... when I found this gown I nearly cried it is so beautiful. I was stunned that you could actually buy gowns like this ... I hadn't known ... although I have never seen another as beautiful as this, so it is really special. Unfortunately this one was already sold, which is probably lucky for me since it was US$3,400, but it sure is nice to admire it from afar ... I so envy the lucky lady who bought this ... *sigh*
Look at all the layers in the back ... this gown is just stunning!
This is an 1878 afternoon reception gown. This gown was made by Mme Vignon who was a well-known French dressmaker. She made Empress Eugenie's wedding trousseau. Just amazingly gorgeous! I would kill to own this dress.
An absolutely stunning hat to go with the dress!
And a pretty pair of shoes!