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Woman's dress

French (Paris)
about 1900
Designed by Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926), For House of Worth (French, 1858-1956)

Object Place: Paris, France


Overall (bodice): 33.5 cm (13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; lace trimmed chiné printed taffeta

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dress in two parts; a) bodice and b) skirt made with foundation of white taffeta; over this two skirts, the lower of zig-zag bands alternating white chiffon and white taffeta with pastel polychrome chiné rose print, the upper of cream colored machine embroidered net; taffeta foundation of bodice covered with white chiffon and over this the embroidered net with chiné taffeta appliqué, cap sleeves of same, belt and shoulder straps of pale blue moiré ribbon.


Worn by Sarah Choate (Mrs. Montgomery) Sears (1856-1935); By inheritance to her daughter, Mrs. J.D. Cameron Bradley; Gift to the MFA, Boston, September 14 1950.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. D. Cameron Bradley