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About The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 25, 1902)
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NEW YORK. Oct 23. A few 'weeks
iiko It did not Beem possible that In
genuity In regard to women's costumes
could possibly be taxed further that
gowns, hats and wraps had been so
profusely trimmed and expertly mod
eled that the zenith had certainly been
reached, and that styles must of neces
Alas, for the weakness of our
Costumes are to be more gorgeous
Witness several up-to-date and
strictly novel gowns on the stage at
Daly!s; witness, likewise, many seen nt
Sherry's after the play..
In "The Country Girl" Miss Ashley
makes her appearance as a fashionable
dressmaker, clad In a scarlet creation
of fine chiffon or veiling of some de
scription, embroidered in scarlet che
nille. It has a long, sweeping skirt, with
any quantity of fulness about the bot
tom, medallloned all over with the big
patterned embroidery, growing always
heavier and deecer toward the hem.
The coat looks more nearly like the
conventional garment of the average
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Chinaman than anything I can think
of, save for its being, perhaps, a trifle
longer in the skirt and a little more
closely fitted about the waist, or, rath
er where the waist should be.
The sleeves of this baggy but fetch
ing garment are kimono-like, ending
midway between elbow and wrist with
a big puff of Bcarlet chiffon let in be
neath. With this Hiss Ashley carries a huge
handled parasol, and the hat which
completes the toilette is a marvel.
It Is a sort of large poke-bonnet,
vastly becoming, set back slightly
from the face, the under brim show
ing rows of fine shirring in scarlet sat
in. The crown and brim are one mas3
of brilliant popples of natural size.
Narrow scarlet velvet ribbon was tied
under the chin and knotted at inter
vals in quaint full rosettes with long
trailing streamers falling quite to the
One sees some of the best styles at
the modern playhouse beyond a doubt,
and I regard the yellow flowered chif
fon a feature of the second act as a
veritable sartorial wonder and in the
best possible taste.
The chlfTon is flowered with some
big blossom, with slender spiked green
leaves, and made over canary silk.
The shades are particularly well
chosen, and the efTect Is largely due
A Modish once remarked to me that
she preferred a dressmaker who knew
how to combine colors to one who was
simply an expert designer.
The skirt proper is finished with
three ruffles, under which are multi
tudinous chiffon accordion-plaited
flounces, producing' that characteristic
frou-frou, the feminine delight in
which has not yet shown signs of wan
ing. The skirt hangs full from two thick
cords about three Inches apart which
form' a sort of yoke above.
These cords, with the chiffon fulled
over them, are the entire trimming for
the charming bodice also. The yoke is
of white lace, and the cords writhe anJ
twist about Its outlines in a most art
istic manner, falling In graceful endless
loops in front.
The sleeves have the same garniture,
and are finished in a large and full
A feature of the costume is a wide
stiff silk sash of a little richer shade
of yellow, which falls in two straight
tabs half-way down the back of the
The sashes of the season, by the
way. are noticeably wider In the
front. In fact, some form a sort of
half-bodice in themselves, with good
effect for slight figures.
A white satin spangled gown In the
last act is not nearly so .good as the
two I have described, but a black and
silver Empire costume is very strik
ing. The corded effect of the yellow is
noticeable in many new gowns. It
made its first appearance in the sum
mer in foulards and soft mulls.
Toward the last of the Newport sea
son, nearly every modish cottager had
at least one. Mrs. Cornelius Vander
bilfs blue crepe being one of the pret
tiest This showed the cording at In
tervals of about six Inches the entire
length of the skirt.
Skirts of this kind are extremely dif
ficult to make, and a good modiste
charges double price for them.
Miss Lillian Russell wears only two
gowns during the entire performance
this year, but as no one can possibly
tell where either of these opens or how
in the world they are donned, the op
eration of getting into them no doubt
takes so long that the wearer has no
time for an additional change.
Her white dotted net gown, embroid
ered in long clusters of delicate pink
blossoms with green leaves, done in
chenille, each flower standing out in
relief fully an inch from the net, is
The pattern is delicately traced, be
ginning with a single leaf on either
side of the front panel, and widening
gradually, until at the foot of the
skirt the mass of drooping blossoms
and leaves is fully two feet-in depth.
Her hat is a charming affair, made
entirely of flowers, drooping over her
The other gown was white crspe do
chine embroidered in silver palllette3
upon white lace set Into the skirt In
With this she wore her new diamond
crown, surmounting a black velvet bow
wound about her hair, which was
A band of flesh-colored tulle about
her throat in both costumes enhanced
the beauty of her neck and served to
outline more definitely the contour of
She has discarded the high pearl col
lar (these are given over to the ladles
of the chorus this year), and Instead
wears a beautiful Valliere composed of
two long pendants one pale pink and
one a solitaire suBDendedfromTa'bow
knot of diamonds.
Several strands of pearls are worn
below this; in fact, they are festooned
quite to her waist.
Were the jewels all real, I should
estimate the cost of Miss Russell's out
fit as at least three million dollars.
Women of fashion in the best social
circles axe being greatly amused by the
Jewel display of some western new
comers, who seem to think this feature
of adornment cannot be overdone.
The fact Is. fewer jewels will be worn
this winter by the Modishes, and they
will be original in setting.
The costumes themselves are so very
elaborate and carry so much ornamen
tation that many jewels give one the
appearance of being overdressed.
Beautiful flat, cape-like boas are In
evidence these cool days. They look
like overwide stoles, but are becoming,
especially when made of white ostrich
These are expensive enough to suit
the most fastidious.
Less costly ones, and scarcely less
effective, are of ruffled chiffon or net,
with ends reaching nearly to the bot
tom of the gown.
The hat must match or agreeably
contrast with the boa to be au fait
Big silky rose petals are also in favor
again for the manufacture of these
Muffs seem slow to appear. The ex
quisite, airy trifles are seasonable, yet
they do not materialize.. They are
said to be larger and flatter than ever
Russian squirrel is to be much worn
later. Coats and hats, to say nothing
of the lovely stole boas of this -soft
gray fur. are shown already.
The boas are generally relieved by a
touch of some other fur, ermine being
most favored, by way of trimming.
A flat muff phows a row of tiny er
mine tails about the bottom and a
cluster of heads of the little animals
springing from one side.
It Is an odd idea, but rather fetch
ing. A word about fans, which are still
carried in crowded dining-rooms and at
Those of medium size, made of lace
and mounted on pearl sticks, lead In
For the staged they spangle the lace
with gorgeous effect. Miss Russell
carried such a fan in one act, and in
another she played with a tiny, flower
like, glittering creation in pink and
Unique heart-shaped fans are also
having a little run, particularly with
young girls. They can be so conven
iently attached to the lorgnette chain.
A popular young debutante about to
marry Is wearing a small white lace
fan, mounted on slender gold sticks in
laid with rose-colored stones. Lady
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