New Era Ruffle Blouse
Mrs. Astor’s Mansion, 5th Avenue, 1892.
Mrs. Astor has enough to worry about with Alva Vanderbilt and her new-money barbarism staging a silent takeover of New York high society. It’s all playing out at the most lavish of parties. The guest list of 400 was conceived by her crony and sergeant-at-arms, Ward McAllister. In his words…
"Wait a moment and I will give you a correct list, don't you know, of the people who form what is known as the Four Hundred. Do you understand it will be authorized, reliable, and, don't you know, the only correct list?”
I’m wondering if “correct” meant factually accurate or some higher order of omniscient knowledge pertaining to who, of the entire world, deserved this sacred invitation.
Make no mistake, Mrs. Astor knows that her grip is slipping and that this soiree has the feel of a high-society last supper. Then you walk in wearing this blouse under some tails, removing all doubt.
Astor has fallen.
New Era Ruffle Blouse (No. 5789). Smashing under a coat or jacket. Even better when you take the jacket off. Soft cotton poplin with added stretch. Chic and fitted design with front and back waist-shaping darts and side vents. French seam finishes. Self-fabric ruffles at front with tonal lace trim. Imported.
|XXS||0||32||24 1/2||34 1/2|
|XS||2||33||25 1/2||35 1/2|
|4||34||26 1/2||36 1/2|
|SML||6||35||27 1/2||37 1/2|
|8||36||28 1/2||38 1/2|
|MED||10||37||29 1/2||39 1/2|
|LG||14||40||32 1/2||42 1/2|