It depicts a costume based around peacock feathers, with very exaggeratedly large peacock eyes on the skirt, an effect enhanced with applied tendrils of fringe, possibly chenille thread, to suggest the feathers.
Unknown subject (possibly Flora). Watercolour drawing by Jules Helleu, probably for Charles Frederick Worth. Paris, Watercolour drawing, a design for a theatrical or masquerade fancy-dress ball costume.
Fortune Teller Object: Design for a fancy-dress costume Place of origin: Paris, France (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Léon Sault (designer) Charles Frederick Worth, born 1825 - died 1895 (possibly, designed for)
Fashion design, woman’s masquerade ball dress. Backgammon and checkers theme. Watercolour drawing possibly by Léon Sault, probably for Charles Frederick Worth. Paris, Watercolour and pencil drawing. Date: