Silk Faille Dress c.1887-89, Shippensburg University Fashion Archives.
Today my mother and I drove to the Shippensburg University Fashion Archives. We had a marvelous time looking at displayed originals from the University's extensive collection of historical clothing. The exhibit was entitled, "Nineteenth-Century Costume Treasures of the Fashion Archives and Museum 1800-1900," and runs until December 2010.
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My favorite costume on display was this original Silk Faille Dress from c.1887-89. The color is a beautiful grey-champagne with black velvet trim. I would love to reproduce this darling dress if I have the opportunity to attend another 1888 Immersion Event (like the one I attended several years ago in Gettysburg).