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Dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1895 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Worth, Charles Frederick, born 1825 - died 1895 (maker)
    Jean-Philippe Worth, born 1856 - died 1926 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brocaded silk satin, trimmed with silk velvet and silk chiffon, lined with silk, boned

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Comtesse de Tremereuc

  • Museum number:

    T.367&A-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Evening dress consisting of a bodice and skirt of brocaded cream silk satin.

With a satin tone-on-tone striped silk pattern and figured sprays of green and pink flowers. The bodice has a low 'V' neck, and green velvet sleeves, gathered and puffed along the outside, draped silk velvet front to match. White silk chiffon flounce around the neckline and draped chiffon overhanging lacings in the back. Lacing-cord is missing, mounted on a boned silk lining with the Worth Paris signature on the waist stay. Skirt in matching brocaded silk satin. The back of the skirt opens from waist to hem and exposes a train of cream silk covered in layers of tucked silk chiffon. Swags and drapings of the same chiffon around he bottom of the brocaded satin part of the skirt.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca. 1895 (made)

Artist/maker

Worth, Charles Frederick, born 1825 - died 1895 (maker)
Jean-Philippe Worth, born 1856 - died 1926 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Brocaded silk satin, trimmed with silk velvet and silk chiffon, lined with silk, boned

Descriptive line

Evening dress consisting of a bodice and skirt of brocaded silk satin, made by Worth, Paris, ca. 1895

Materials

Silk satin; Silk chiffon; Silk brocade; Silk velvet

Techniques

Brocading

Subjects depicted

Flowers

Categories

Fashion; Evening wear; Formal wear; Women's clothes; Textiles

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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