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Designer's Note:

For this look we started with the proper undergarments. See the undergarments alone here.

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December 2005

silk dupioni, lace

application: Victorian ballroom dance

Victorian Ballgown

A complete Victorian dancing ensemble in a rich red-shot-with-green silk that appears nutmeg brown from a distance, with hat, shawl, reticule, and matching doll. This bodice features hand smocking, a time-consuming yet extraordinary detail. The outfit is embellished with hand-formed silk roses. Both gown and doll were modified and updated for use in the role of Queen Victoria at the Dickens Christmas Fair.