• Title: Imperial Russian court dress
  • Creator Lifespan: 1825 - 1895
  • Creator Nationality: English
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Date Created: about 1888
  • Type: dresses
  • Rights: Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • External Link: http://www.imamuseum.org/mercury/load-artwork/63462
  • Medium: silk velvet, silver moir‚, embroidered with clear glass crystals, silver sequins, silver foil, silver strips
  • wall label: Considered the father of French couture, Englishman Charles Frederick Worth opened his fashion house in Paris in 1858. A favorite of Empress Eugenie, he dressed the French aristocracy and was patronized by European royalty and international society. This impressive court dress is composed of a silver moir‚ skirt and a luminous emerald green silk velvet boned bodice with a matching 12-foot train. It is trimmed with a band of luxurious silk fringe and velvet ruffles.
  • measurements: skirt) L: 47 1/2 in. |
  • Designer: Worth, Charles Frederick

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