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Ball gown

Design House:
House of Worth (French, 1858–1956)
Designer:
Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris)
Date:
1885
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Dimensions:
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)
Credit Line:
Gift of Orme Wilson and R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of their mother, Mrs. Caroline Schermerhorn Astor Wilson, 1949
Accession Number:
49.3.23a, b
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.
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