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Woman's dress

about 1902

Designed by Jean-Philippe Worth, French, 1856–1926 French For House of Worth


Dimensions

Other (bodice): 55.9 cm (22 in.) Other (skirt): 177.8 cm (70 in.)

Accession Number

2003.287.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave (faille), brocaded with silk and gold and silver metallic yarns; bodice trimmed with machine-made net and silk satin ribbon

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Collections

Europe , Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Bodice and skirt of woman's two piece dress of ivory silk taffeta faille brocaded with polychrome silk flowers accented with gold and silver-metallic thread in the Louis XV style. Bodice has ivory silk "stomacher" that was originally trimmed, possibly with a large jewel (remaining stitching thread is thick and indicates this use). Blue satin ribbon trim at bodice front neck, evidence of lace filler as neck; puffed tull sleeves trimmed with blue silk satin ribbon. Labeled "C Worth" on Petersham band, tagged with label, "61194." Skirt originally trimmed at bottom and tagged with label, "81590."

Provenance

Worn by donor's grandmother, Jane Norton Morgan, wife of J. P. Morgan; Gift from Jane Norton Nichols (donor's mother) to Henrietta N. Meyer, 1974; Gift to the MFA, June 25, 2003

Credit Line

Gift of Jane Norton Nichols