When I added this tea gown to the 2012 collection it was purely for the love of Chantilly lace. Delicate and feminine, for me lace says vintage and bridal all at once. The rest of the gown is Shantung and China silk accented at the waist with a sash of gray silk satin. There was a time women changed into these gorgeous frocks for afternoon tea, sometimes inviting friends in. Ah, weren't those the days . . .?