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French (Paris)
about 1905
House of Worth (French, 1858-1956)

Object Place: Paris, France


125 cm (49 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Gray, black and white tulle bead-embroidered

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



An evening dress, with foundation of white taffeta covered with white chiffon, with outer sheath of silk net, in front white, on sides gray, in back black, a wide square cut neck, bodice short waisted, somewhat bloused in front, short sleeves, skirt bell shaped, longer in back to form train; bodice and lower part of skirt embroidered in design of eyelets worked in linear bands, on lower edge arranged in large scallops but extending up in points on skirt, with silver colored small round and bugle beads, gray and clear rhinestones, and jet beads, hooked down center back with two rhinestone buckles over fastening at waist; original sash pale pink satin (in shreds, replaced by light yellowish-green taffeta ribbon at M.F.A.) Woven label on inner belt: Worth, Paris. handwritten number on backside of label: 83608

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Hugh D. Scott