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House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Ball gown, ca. 1896. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Geoffrey Williams Chapman, 1982 (1982.299a, b)

Ball Gown, (attributed) Jacques Griffe (French, born 1917), (attributed) Edward Molyneux (French, born Britain, 1891–1974): ca. 1950, French, silk.

Dress (Ball Gown) House of Dior  (French, founded 1947) Designer: Marc Bohan (French, born 1926) Date: fall/winter 1961–62 Culture: French Medium: synthetics

Dress (Ball Gown) Arnold Scaasi  (American, born Canada, 1931) Date: 1955 Culture: American Medium: silk, pelon, boning

House of Worth, Ball Gown of Floral Figured Satin with Silver Filigree & Chiffon Bodice. Paris, 1895-1900.

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Ball gown, 1953. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Baroness W. von Langendorff, 1953 (2009.300.3507)

Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1887. Via the Met Museum. Design details such as the beaded stars at the hemline and the intricate pattern of the center front skirt panel, differentiate Worth gowns from the countless imitators of the period.

~Ball gown Jacques Doucet (French, Paris 1853–1929 Paris) Date: 1897 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: a) CF: 50 1/2"; CB: 56 1/4"; Wa...~

Dress (Ball Gown) Jacques Doucet  (French, Paris 1853–1929 Paris) Date: 1898–1900 Culture: French Medium: silk

Dress (Ball Gown) Date: 1887–89 Levilion. Culture: French Medium: silk.

Edwardian silk and cotton ball gown with glass beading and metallic threading [American], c. 1908 {back view}