Two-piece dress of silk lace, silk net, silk taffeta, metal sequins, glass beads, silk velvet. Bodice (a), pigeon-front with high boned collar, long sleeves, large puff at hem, and center front hook and eye closure. Skirt (b), floor-length, lightly flared, with numerous attached petticoats and sweeping train.
Worn by Mrs. Jacob Greene to the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on August 9, 1902.
Little is known about Henriette Favre. Most surviving examples of her work are very formal garments, including this gown Mrs. Jacob Greene wore. This dress exemplifies the fine workmanship characteristic of even the smaller couture houses in Paris.