Drop-dead gorgeous ensemble by world-renowned designer, Frederick Worth. Costume owned by the Museum of the City of New York. Ballgown, circa of nougat satin trimmed with tulle, swansdown, crystal beads and glass pearls
An 1855 evening ensemble with an elaborate flounced skirt decorated with flowers and stripes. The introduction of the cage crinoline in the allowed skirts to reach enormous sizes. It also saw a vogue for horizontal stripes which echoed.