Into the dazzling rococo kaleidoscope of 1770s dress, someone had the bold idea to cast an ivory dress. Is this utmost austerity and/or the dress of the wallflower at the party? Or is this dress that special chic that is practiced in disregard of all the mandates and is audacious and attention-getting? The wearer's own secret is the watermelon lining, apparently a textile that has been recycled, a common practice for eighteenth-century linings. One of our newest acquisitions, she (the dress, but surely we know "her") is a wondrous mystery, soliciting our research and imagination.