A friend and fellow collector alerted me to this 1983 Nina Ricci fashion advertisement.
What caught her eye was not the courtier dress, but the three seated ladies. . . .
They are all original fashion ladies by Galluba and Hofmann. The company's 1914 catalogue displays a similar group of grande dames, all dressed in real silks and lace in the epitome of Edwardian elegance and seated in identical chairs. You can see two similar ladies from my collection, sadly sans gowns and furniture, here and here.