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Lavender taffeta bustle dress having day bodice trimmed with self ruffles and front bow decorated with white ostrich feathers and self buttons; cap sleeve evening bodice having deep front point decorated with white net and pleated gauze with lavender silk bands and bows; trained skirt with interior bustle ties having a band of feathers above four hem ruffles. From a letter from Doris Langley Moore to Helen Larson: "I long to buy you lot 405, the only dress I've ever seen of that date trimmed beautifully with ostrich feathers. I recommend going for that." DLM tag notes "Earliest labeled dress known", purchased at Christie's auction May 27/28, 1970. Both bodices have petersham label "Mon. Gagelin 83. Rue Richlieu. 83 Paris", B-34, W-27, skirt W-24, L 37-56. (Small hole and few brown spots on skirt, significant tears to net on evening bodice, some feather losses) good.

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GAGELIN SILK GOWN with TWO BODICES, 1869

Estimate $300 - $500Apr 28, 2018