Evening ensemble Date: for a formal ball. Neoclassical motifs in lace; particularly the laurel wreaths. The black lace is applied over the velvet bands to add a different texture and lighting effect, acts as a foil to the glitter of the paillettes.
Dress (Ball Gown) House of Worth (French, Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, Date: 18961900 Culture: French Medium: silk, rhinestones, metal Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 14 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 57 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume