Ivory satin evening dress with multicolored Chinese floral embroidery, pearl and braid trim, and inset chiffon, label: "Mme Marie Reeves, Robes et Manteaux, 52 E. 21 St., N.Y." ca. 1895, KSUM 1983.1.209.
House of Worth, Evening Dress, 1885-86. Background: Worth’s penchant for incorporating antique laces is masterfully demonstrated here. Notably, the lace has been draped and blended into the design with its integrity intact—no cuts have been made. MCNY Collections.