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.
Marking: [label] Worth, Paris
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bloom: Fashion's Spring Gardens," March 30, 1995–August 20, 1995.
Visual Arts Gallery, The University of Alabama at Birmingham. "Fin-de-Siecle Faces: Portraiture in the Age of Proust," September 25, 1988–November 20, 1988.