"For Mme the Marquise de Custine. Presentation Dress; 20 January 1788.
- The furnishing of a full gown, the petticoat of white taffeta, covered with a crêpe spotted with silver sequins, forming a fabric with contrary pleats, the foot of the petticoat trimmed with a large band of green sequins striped with white sequins, bordered at the bottom with a high gold fringe and tatting; three festoons forming shells bordered with a very high fringe of gold and silver tassels, a very beautiful garland in branch-work of green and pearl spangles mixed with gold spangles, with large flowers of blue spangles, the top of the petticoat striped in columns of garlands of green spangles, all a branch-work mixed with pearl: the bottom of the gown of blue satin trimmed with a fringe of gold and silver tassels; a band spotted with spangles, a flat gold fringe with tatting at the top; the grand corps of blue satin trimmed with a stomacher of black velvet embroidered with stones, the edging and shoulder straps matching. Four gold and fine silver gown tassels. The palatine with two rows of pleats of bastard-height blonde lace, fond d'Alençon; a rich garland in the middle; a pair of bracelets of bouillonné silver lamé, a large bouquet of plain blue and white larkspur. ... 3,000 livres"
Dossiers Bertin (Doucet Library)