Press enter after choosing selection

Mme. Patti's New Gowns

Mme. Patti's New Gowns image
Parent Issue
Public Domain
OCR Text

Soine gowns recently made in Paris for Mme. Adelina Patti attest the tinued popularity of cloth for day rtresses, as three out of the nutnber were , made of this sraooth faced material. One of rose color has two narrow bias ' bands of black and white striped silk stitched on to the skirt four inches from tlio bottorn, and the bodice of cloth has a finely plaited white satin chemisette j reaching to the bust, where it meets a ■waistcoat made of bias folds of the eöiped silk, which also forms the belt and a chic bow at the back. The cloth part of the bodice is out in the shape of a toreador jacket and edged with silk passementerie. The collar of white satin tnrns over, aud a black satin cravat tied in the conventional evening style completes this unique costume. The second gown is in a peculiar hade of light ecrn, more gray than yellow, and the skirfc is made with flat box plaits at the waist spreading out wide at the bottom instead of the fanlike godets so commonly worn at present. Fern green velvet, put on in braces back and front aud made into a collar and belt, trims the bodice, with the addition of velvet tabs decorated with single "motifs" of lace falling over thesleeves. And still another dress of gray cloth made with a plain skirt stitched around the hem is trimmed on the waist with a "harnesslike" decoration of gray silk gimp spangled with steel and embroidered with gray pear shaped pearls. A dainty tea gown, which is a member of this extensiva outfit of theatrical and private costumes, is made of pearl gray satin, opened over a front of fineiy plaited mauve silk muslin, drawn down with a deep belt of mauve satin. Large bows of mauve fasten the gown on either side of the waist, and from these fall cascades of lace. A frill of muslin edged with lace trims the neck, which is slightly open, and a ruffle of lace isbes the long sleeves.


Ann Arbor Argus
Old News