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Dress (Tea Gown) House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926) Date: 1900–1901. This shows the luxurious lifestyle indicative of prominent women of the time. The teagown could be worn without a corset and was therefore a more comfortable form of dress in which one could greet guests at home. Teagowns were a particular vehicle for historicism and fantasy as evidences here with its deliberate interpretation of the 18th-century robe and petticoat form.

Evening dress House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Attributed to Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926) Designer: Attributed to Jean-Charles Worth (French, 1881–1962) Date: 1909–11 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal, glass. Sideway

Pale blue silk satin ball gown with rhinestone embellishment (back), by Jean-Philippe Worth, French, 1898. This gown is made from a very special fabric which was woven à la disposition to fit the shape and dimensions of the skirt so that the butterflies flutter upward from the hem and, being graduated in size, seem to disappear in the distance.

Evening dress House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926) Date: 1900–1905 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal