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fashioninhistory: Tea Gown (Detail) House of Worth 1910 This was worn by the wife of one of the great American bankers of the 19th century, J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943). It exemplifies the grandeur of Worth clothing among wealthy Americans, who aspired to be associated with European royalty.

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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…

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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…

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WORTH EMPIRE EVENING GOWN, PARIS, c. 1912 Pale blue silk charmeuse covered w/ black silk tulle, sides embroidered in vermichelli pattern crystal beads, pattern interrupted w/ black bugle beads in swirling bands & sheaves of wheat, 2 large black & white jeweled rounds at CB, small square train,

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