n 1902 Lord Curzon organized the Delhi Durbar to celebrate the coronation of King Edward VII, “the grandest pageant in history”, which created a tremendous sensation. At the state ball Mary wore an extravagant coronation gown, by the House of Worth
Peacock Dress by House of Worth worn by Mary, Lady Curzon, Vicereine of India, at the Delhi Durbar which was held in 1903 in celebration of the coronation of Edward VII. A guest at the ball remarked: “You cannot conceive what a dream she looked”.
Dress Silk evening dress, c. Made by Louise Winter, Bentinck Street, Cavendish Square. This evening dress is decorated with net panels embroidered with gold thread and beetle wing cases from a species of jewel beetle. Museum of London.