The over-the-top expression of opulence seen in this 1910 ball gown worn by a prominent member of the Astor family is a testament to the degree of ostentation required at certain events in order to stand out from the crowd.
“Showcased is a stunning blue silk faille evening gown with a bodice, trained skirt, and separate peplum. This exquisite dress is abundantly decorated with yards upon yards of white silk braid and white and blue silk ribbon.
Evening dress 1898 of American origin. Ivory satin gown sweeps back into a short semi-circular train. Skirt is overlaid with finely embroidered & beaded black lace. In addition, a black lace & ivory satin bolero jacket sets off this piece ~ long sleeves.
Victorian Dress, Evening House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: ca. 1890 Culture: French Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of