Detail, Ensemble: jacket and skirt "A photograph exists of Mrs. Bertha Honoré Palmer wearing this on the evening of her departure to France to attend the Paris Exposition of Ribbed silk, wool crepe, fox fur by Monsieur LaFerrière, Paris.
Charles Frederick Worth Visite Paris, c. 1885 ‘Off-white silk faille; braid trimming with wooden bead wrapped by silk threads. A visite was a woman’s cape-like outdoor garment. From "Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute" - by Akiko Fukai
I chose this image because of how beautifully done textile manipulation was used on the dress and how it looks like a skeletal figure. Grey dress detail with artful fabric manipulation creating skeletal patterns, texture & symmetry // Yiqing Yin