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Woman's reception dress

French
1910
Designed by Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926), Designed for House of Worth (French, 1858-1956)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back: 144.9 cm (57 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.3582

Medium or Technique

Silk satin, chiffon, and lace; embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s dress of long undersleeves (under elbow-length satin sleeves) and front yoke and high boned collar of machine-made lace and purple chiffon; two panels of satin, embroidered with purple silk in large scale leaf and flower motifs form front hemline of train; satin sleeves also embroidered; complete underskirt of pale purple satin with deep bias band of purple satin on bottom.

Provenance

Worn by Mrs. Nelson W. Aldrich in March, 1910. Gift to the MFA, 1950

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William T. Aldrich