Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III. and from 1853 to 1870 French Empress, was the most fashionable and most famous customer of Charles Frederick Worth. The attribution of the dress to Worth is not verified.


  • Title: Ball gown
  • Creator: House of Worth
  • Creator Birth Date: 1857
  • Creator Death Date: 1956
  • Date Created: c. 1860
  • Location: France
  • Physical Dimensions: Länge: 123 cm; Taillenweite: 42 cm
  • Provenance: collection John Jacoby
  • Type: outer clothing, woman
  • Photographer: Jürg Zürcher
  • Rights: Textilmuseum St.Gallen
  • Medium: Linen, needlepoints, Point d'Alençon

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