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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
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.
Marking: [label] "Worth, Paris"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Bloom: Fashion's Spring Gardens," March 30, 1995–August 20, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Art of Fashion," October 23, 1967–January 1, 1968.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seeds of Fashion," February 15, 1951–August 31, 1951.

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