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Bustle gown with ball and dinner bodices, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1885, Vintage Textile. Silk brocade, silk satin, cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs. Acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum Collection in 2007 for the exhibit "After Dark: 100 Years of the Evening Dress." See VintageTextile.com on Facebook.

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A Maison Worth Cobalt Blue Silk Velvet and Gold Lace Gown, circa 1910, cobalt blue underdress with a peach velvet inset to the V-neckline, gold lace and net overlay, with a velvet cummerbund and silk flower embellishment at the bust, lightly boned, with a small weighted hem train. Labeled to waist: C. Worth. Front

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House of Worth, 1886-1887, silk satin, faille, and brocade with lace and rhinestones. Worn by Mrs. Ernest Fenollosa. Philadelphia Museum of Art

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