As promised, this is a preview of what is to come tomorrow. For some reason this reminds me of the Abbesses Métro station near Montmarte in Paris. Perhaps because the scroll work on the dress is so Art Noveau! I use to make my mom walk to that station just because I love Guimard!
Keep in mind this is not one piece of fabric! If you have ever tried to match patterns on fabric you’ll understand that the most beautiful part of this piece is not the dress but the pattern matching. I sat there for about ten minutes just clicking through the pictures in amazement. The lovely people at the Met have even given us a photo of the inside seam where the pattern is spot on. You can hardly tell when one stops and the other starts.