Length (a): 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Length at CF (b): 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Gift of Miss Eva Drexel Dahlgren, 1976
Not on view
Worth's black roses suggest the melancholy and wistful world of poets Charles Baudelaire and Algernon Charles Swinburne. While less innovative than his famous father--who is known for establishing the standards and practices of the haute couture--Jean Philippe Worth nonetheless was technically proficient and, in this example, demonstrates that he knew the dramatic reading of a textile in black and white.