this is technically a tea gown, which isn't the same as aesthetic dress at all. tea gowns are the lineal descendants of aesthetic gowns, or as close to a lineal descendant as makes no nevermind. i wish people would get the differences between aesthetic dress, artistic dress, rational dress, reform dress, and nouveau-influenced tea gowns straight, but i'm not going to hold my breath for it.
Tea gown - Tea gown Design House: House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Attributed to Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926) Designer: Attributed to Jean-Charles Worth (French, 1881–1962) Date: ca. 1910 Culture: French Medium: silk, rhinestones, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 68 in. (172.7 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Paul Pennoyer, 1965 by Wirth, L