There was a beautiful pink Ball Gown from the 1980s by designer Sandra de Ville:
As a small child I called him "My Daddy who lives on a train" as we were always meeting him or waving him off... however from the front it was too androgynous a face, and no moustache. The fabric though felt so familiar, rough woolen cloth, must have been uncomfortable to wear in warm weather!
There was also a wonderful Victorian Day Gown in Pattered Silk worn by Caroline Mary Watson at Shropham Vicarage in Norfolk, lent by her descendant Caroline Watson. The detail shows the amazing amount of embellishment, lace and frills galore!
|Victorian Day Gown|
|Lace and silk extravagence|
|Crossed keys for St Peter|
|Stencilled wall decoration.|