Purple velvet coat, 1895-1900. Medieval-style collar. Entirely covered with dramatic sprays of an English wildflower called Sweet Cicely that are hand-embroidered in yellow and green silk, with petals of white felt. The influence of the Arts and Crafts movement is apparent in this coat.
Evening dress House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Attributed to Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris) Designer: Attributed to Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926) Date: ca. 1897