May 20th is World Bee Day!
This is the perfect excuse to share this dress…
Transformation dress with bee motif by Jacques Doucet (French, 1853–1929), Paris, c. 1900-1905.
Chiffon, chain stitch appliqué work with gold thread and motifs embroidered with drop stitches in chenille and silk thread, embellished with rhinestones, Brussels-style needlepoint lace frills, taffeta lining.
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris