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Modern Romance by Gail O'Neill

By Gail O’Neill, Style Editor Celebrating the polonaise ~ the classically, elegant evening gown silhouette designed in the late 1800’s that has managed to endure and seduce fashion’s finest  right up to the present wedding gown collections. Charles Frederick Worth was the founder of Paris haute couture whose aesthetic perfectly suited the conspicuous consumption of France’s Second Empire, the rein of Britain’s Queen Victoria and America’s Gilded Age. Credited with popularizing the cage crinoline (think hoop skirts), the half crinoline (which shifted the …
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