Evening dress

Design House House of Worth French

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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.

Evening dress, House of Worth (French, 1858–1956), silk, cotton, glass, French

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