A Charles Frederick Worth visiting dress, circa 1875. the jacket-like bodice with ivory waist stay printed in gold 'Worth, 7 Rue de la Paix, Paris', of puce silk faille trimmed with pale blue silk with gold satin stripes, the lapel bands and cuffs inset with ivory lace, the sleeves with slash-effects at the cuffs revealing striped silk, the rear basque tails with off-centre bow and ribbons; the skirt with draped striped ribbon bands, with rich tasselled gold passementerie to the puce side…
Charles Frederick Worth Visite Paris, c. 1885 ‘Off-white silk faille; braid trimming with wooden bead wrapped by silk threads. A visite was a woman’s cape-like outdoor garment, worn in the latter half of the nineteeth century.’ From the book Fashion: The Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute - A History from the 18th to the 20th Century by Akiko Fukai
Dress, Afternoon. House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris)/ Date: ca. 1872. Culture: French. Medium: silk, mother-of-pearl, metal. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 25 in. (63.5 cm). Length at CB (b): 59 in. (149.9 cm).
Charles Frederick Worth: Mantle 1888 "Its appearance is derived from a man’s 16th-century Spanish cape but updated.... Its unexpected contrasting orange and gold striped lining is revealed when the mantle is opened."