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Evening wrap

French (Paris)
about 1890
Designed for House of Worth (French, 1858-1956)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center front: 125.6 cm (49 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.671

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Evening wrap of neutral rose figured cut and uncut velvet in large-scale symmetrical floral design; sleeves set into back panel and open at elbow, hooked down center front, fullness in deep pleats at center back, center back seam below waist, open neck, front opening edges and sleeves finished with band of gold and yellow glass bead galloon, and pointed panel of yellow glass beads, gold braid and tassels below neck at center back; lined with a rose and gray figured silk; in center back of waist a woven label: “Worth Paris.”

Provenance

Gift to the MFA, April 12, 1951

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Homer Haskins