Delphos gown

The Delphos gown is a finely pleated silk dress first created in about 1907 by French designer Henriette Negrin and her husband, Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871–1949).

Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress. (fr. La Petite robe noire) is a fashionable dress designed by Gabrielle Chanel in 1926. Many historians argue that before Chanel, only widows wore black and she revolutionized fashion.

Mantua

The Mantua is style of gown, the late 17th – early 18th cent. Originally a loose gown, the later mantua was an overgown or robe typically worn over stays, stomacher and a co-ordinating petticoat.

Panier

The Panier or Pannier (also “side hoops”) from French – “basket”. This is a frame made of willow or steel rods or whalebone plates to keep the skirt fashionable.