This ensemble includes the bodice, overskirt, and underskirt with cotton lace panels and tiny, silver sequins. The silk faille is patterned in damask with a graceful bow that has been highlighted in key locations with sequins. It is also a victim of “inherent vice”: condition problems that are caused by the material and processes used to make it. The shell fabric is water-marked. Water marking on silk is created with heat and pressure, applied with a hot roller . But this silk suffer long, regular lines of weakness that became splits over time. These lines are almost certainly where the ends of the water marking roller cut into the silk as it was pressed into the fabric. Another inherent vice is the silver sequins, which are darkened by tarnish that cannot be safely removed and also weakened the cotton threads used to attach them to the dress.