Punch,  60 (1871), 139.

Science in Fashion



News-Commentary, Drollery


Botany, Entomology, Expertise

    Regards a Morning Post report of Princess Louise's wedding-dress as indicating that millinery is 'fast rising into the dignity of a science'. Expresses admiration of the 'scientific precision' and attention to botanical nomenclature in the reporter's inventory of the flowers in the Princess's bridal veil. Questions why the reporter did not exhibit such exactness in describing the 'medallions' on the Princess's tunic. Praises the reporter's description of butterflies on the Princess's tunic and hopes he will furnish the proper entomological names of the ornamental insects on the garment.

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