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Boué Soeurs (French, active 1899–1957). Court Presentation Ensemble, 1928, Haute Couture. Hand–sewn ivory silk tulle, machine–embroidered with couched silver cord in a foliate and vermicelli pattern; insets of silver–blue silk and metal lamé with machine–picot edging; hand–appliquéd with hand–embroidered white silk tulle with artificial flowers in pink, purple, green, yellow, and blue silk ribbon and floss. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. 

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Boué Soeurs (French, active 1899–1957). Court Presentation Ensemble(detail), 1928, Haute Couture. Hand–sewn ivory silk tulle, machine–embroidered with couched silver cord in a foliate and vermicelli pattern; insets of silver–blue silk and metal lamé with machine–picot edging; hand–appliquéd with hand–embroidered white silk tulle with artificial flowers in pink, purple, green, yellow, and blue silk ribbon and floss. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. 

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