Evening dress

French
early 1920s
Designed for House of Worth (French, 1858-1956)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back: 87.9 cm (34 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1982.668

Medium or Technique

Silk chiffon, embroidered with silk, pearls, paste jewels

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Evening dress of black chiffon, narrow shoulder strap, knee length, drop waist. Dagged edge from shoulder to waist and around hem. Embroidred with silk, pearls and paste jewels in disign of many peacocks and birds. Inner slip of cream silk. Some embroidery, pearls and beads missing. Label: “Worth.”

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, December 8, 1982

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Deering Danielson