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Mourning dress by Charlotte Duclos, ca 1910 France, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
I usually don’t like mourning dresses (you weren’t supposed to, anyway), but the beading pattern on this one is stunning.

The elaborate but subtle beading on this mourning dress would have shimmered when new. The asymmetry of the charmeuse panel is indicative of the high fashion of the period. An example of extremely chic mourning attire for the evening, it features an element of subtle exposure: the beaded underpanel hidden by the charmeuse would have been revealed with the movement of the wearer.

Mourning dress by Charlotte Duclos, ca 1910 France, the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I usually don’t like mourning dresses (you weren’t supposed to, anyway), but the beading pattern on this one is stunning.

The elaborate but subtle beading on this mourning dress would have shimmered when new. The asymmetry of the charmeuse panel is indicative of the high fashion of the period. An example of extremely chic mourning attire for the evening, it features an element of subtle exposure: the beaded underpanel hidden by the charmeuse would have been revealed with the movement of the wearer.

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(Source: metmuseum.org)

Mrs William Howard Taft (Helen “Nellie” Herron Taft), ca 1912-13 US
Another shot:

The necklace she’s wearing must have been a favorite.  She’s also wearing it in this portrait from 1909:

Mrs William Howard Taft (Helen “Nellie” Herron Taft), ca 1912-13 US

Another shot:

The necklace she’s wearing must have been a favorite.  She’s also wearing it in this portrait from 1909:

Mrs F E Hering, early 1910’s
"Woman with Big Hat", early 1910’s
Prince and Princess Fushimi, ca early 1910’s Japan
This appears to be Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu (1875-1946) and Princess Tokugawa Tsuneko (1882-1939).

Prince and Princess Fushimi, ca early 1910’s Japan

This appears to be Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu (1875-1946) and Princess Tokugawa Tsuneko (1882-1939).

Mrs Thomas Burke, ca 1910
Eleanor Wilson, early 1910’s
Mrs Edward B McLean, early 1910’s
Baroness Reibnitz, ca 1910-11
Miss E Portner, ca 1910

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