Evening dress: peacock blue faille, trimmed with wide bands of ivory satin with woven Chinoiserie designs in sapphire blue, yellow, green, lavender and brick red; fringe of ivory and multi-colored silks knotted into brick-red threads; cream tulle around neckline; sash CB with yellow facing; (a, d) separate bodices, (c) sash, and (b) skirt.


  • Title: Ball gown
  • Creator: Charles Frederick Worth
  • Fashion House: House of Worth, (French, 1858–1956)
  • Location Created: French
  • Physical Dimensions: Length at CB (a,b,c): 55 in. (139.7 cm) Length (c): 23 in. (58.4 cm)
  • Type: Ball gown
  • External Link: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Collection Online
  • Medium: silk
  • Date Created: ca. 1872, 1867/1877
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Philip K. Rhinelander, 1946
  • Creator Death Date: 1895
  • Creator Birth Date: 1825
  • Accession Number: 46.25.1a–d

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