Ball gown (back view) Design House: House of Worth Designer: Charles Frederick Worth Date: ca. 1887 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass, metallic thread Accession Number: 49.3.28a, b

Ball gown (back view) Design House: House of Worth Designer: Charles Frederick Worth Date: ca. 1887 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass, metallic thread Accession Number: 49.3.28a, b

Ballgown, the Netherlands, ca. 1870-75. Silk trimmed with satin, 2 pieces. Bodice has low, oval neck, very short, tight sleeves, empire waist, and trailing queue; white cotton lining. Skirt has pleated linen waistband, closing behind with hooks & eyes. Vertical ruffles sewn onto lower half. Mode Museum, Antwerp, via Europeana Fashion

Ballgown, the Netherlands, ca. 1870-75. Silk trimmed with satin, 2 pieces. Bodice has low, oval neck, very short, tight sleeves, empire waist, and trailing queue; white cotton lining. Skirt has pleated linen waistband, closing behind with hooks & eyes. Vertical ruffles sewn onto lower half. Mode Museum, Antwerp, via Europeana Fashion

Dress, Evening.  House of Worth (French, 1858–1956).  Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926). Date: 1887–89. Culture: French. Medium: silk. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm). Length at CB (b): 60 in. (152.4 cm).

Dress, Evening. House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926). Date: 1887–89. Culture: French. Medium: silk. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm). Length at CB (b): 60 in. (152.4 cm).

Walking suit ca. 1870s. Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art:

Walking suit ca. 1870s. Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art:

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