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Description

Pink taffeta with red velvet trim and panels; Bodice A - basque style standing band collar; lace yoke at front; silk gauze smocking at collar and center front; velvet inserted below gauze to hem of bodice along center front; long sleeves with "slits" revealing silk gauze; 2 self-bows and lace covered turned back cuffs: weighted and boned; lined with cream taffeta covered buttons center front; cream satin bow at collar; back peplum lined with pink gauze damask with feather motif; Skirt B - matching skirt; velvet panels draped diagonally across front, extending to back and down to hem/train; center back and underskirt of pink taffeta (same as bodice); 3 rows of self-ruching around hem, with self-bows lined wih red satin; gathered at back onto waistband; 2 pairs of tape ties at back (inside) for bustle.

Details

Maker
Worth, Charles Frederick, Mr. (Maker)
Date
1875-1880
Inscriptions
Stamped in gold - label on waistband of bodice reads ""WORTH/7. RUE DE LA PAIX. PARIS""
Location of origin
Paris, France
Material
feather (material)
gauze
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Feather
feather (material)
floral patterns
Flower
flowers (plants)
gauze
Gauze
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Renaissance
Renaissance Revival
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1930.1230AB
GUSN
33622

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