This rather lovely gown in the collection of the Museum of London was worn by Queen Victoria in 1855 on her state visit to Napoleon III and Empress Eugènie in Paris. The Empress Eugènie and the French ladies of her court were always dressed up to the nines in the finest creations of the legendary House of Worth, so Queen Victoria no doubt felt some pressure to look her very best!
Haute Couture Charles Frederick Worth evening dress flapper circa from French 1924. Made from tulle and cotton with beaded flower floral pattern embroidery, embroidered with glass beads and sequins pailette. #Haute #Couture #Fashion House of Worth.
Evening dress House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Date: 1898–1900 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton, metal Dimensions: Length (a): 17 in. (43.2 cm) Length at CF (b): 41 3/4 in. (106 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Eva Drexel Dahlgren, 1976 Accession Number: 1976.258.6a, b