This gown was re-created for the Owner of Maria's Wonders for her wedding in 2002. The story of how this gown came to be is interesting. It was part of a shipment of 20 gowns discontinued by the manufacturer. It was damaged on the left hip and tossed in the discard pile. Nearly six months later, Maria's wedding plans changed from Winter to Summer and she needed to find another gown. Remembering the damaged gown, it was decided to re-create it by adding an ornate rosette with long tails at the hip to cover the damage and create the train in a French Bustle. What a magnificent gown!!