The Albany Institute of History and Art has been having an exhibit of what the well dressed woman wore in Albany in the Victorian era (1837-1901). I really didn’t know what to expect, I had an idea in my head what the exhibit would be like but it was nowhere near the reality of it. It was really beautiful… the presentation was clever and interesting, the lighting was incredible and the clothes themselves were beyond my meager attempts to describe them.
The blue gown is my fantasy gown. It was designed to make a grand impression when entering and exit at a ball. All that’s needed is the glass slipper.