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Dress in two parts (bodice, skirt)

about 1888
Charles Frederick Worth (English (active in France), about 1825–1895)

Object Place: Paris, France


Bodice: Center back: 72 cm (28 3/8 in.) Skirt: Center back: 179 cm (70 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk warp-printed plain weave (faille) and silk plain weave (crepe)

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress bodice of silk faille warp-printed (chine) with purple hydrangea branches on a beige ground; fitted bodice has long sleeves with yellow crepe at cuffs, puffed shoulders, and draped/gathered yellow crepe fabric at center front; standing collar faced with gathered yellow/green crepe; back ends in tabs; petersham band with “C Worth Paris”; Dress skirt of silk chine printed with purple hydrangea branches on a beige ground; split front with panel of yellow silk crepe draped down center; slight bustle and train in back.


Around 1884, purchased in Paris by Edith Allen Forster; by inheritance to her daughter Dorothy Forster Miller; in 1969, by inheritance to her daughter Susan Miller Jackson; gift of Susan Jackson to MFA (Accession date: December 15, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Susan Miller Jackson