Ball gown, Worth, ca. 1905. Stiff, heavy velvets and dense satins had waned in popularity by the time of this design. Here, a more flexible, lighter-weight velvet provides the fluid backdrop for embellishment, allowing the fabric to flow with the heavier silver lace and looped chenille. A popular sleeve treatment during this period combines shoulder strap with loose decorative flounce, revealing upper arm. Museum of the City of New York

Ball gown, Worth, ca. 1905. Stiff, heavy velvets and dense satins had waned in popularity by the time of this design. Here, a more flexible, lighter-weight velvet provides the fluid backdrop for embellishment, allowing the fabric to flow with the heavier silver lace and looped chenille. A popular sleeve treatment during this period combines shoulder strap with loose decorative flounce, revealing upper arm. Museum of the City of New York

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