Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris)
Length at CB (a): 18 in. (45.7 cm)
Length at CF (b): 39 1/2 x CB: 74 in. (100.3 x 188 cm)
Gift of Orme Wilson and R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of their mother, Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson, 1949
Not on view
The influence of French botanical painter Pierre Joseph RedoutŽ's faithful depictions of roses with thorny stems can be seen in this Worth gown, which applies a similar pictorial precision in brittle metallic on silk.