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Woman's Dress with Day/Dinner Bodice, Evening Bodice and Skirt

This complex bustle skirt of olive green silk faille draped asymmetrically over a shimmering trained underskirt of chartreuse satin also features maroon velvet supporting faille bows up one side and accents of brilliant foliage appliqué. The ensemble has two bodices: this sleeved one with a low, square neckline, suitable for afternoon or dinner wear, and a sleeveless, décolleté bodice for formal evenings.

Designed by Charles Frederick Worth, English (active Paris), 1825 - 1895

Made in France, Europe

c. 1875

Silk faille with silk satin, silk velvet, embroidered appliqué, sheer pleated silk, silk fringe, and artificial flowers

Day/Dinner Bodice Center Back Length: 24 inches (61 cm) Evening Bodice Center Back Length: 15 inches (38.1 cm) Skirt Center Front Length: 50 inches (127 cm) Skirt Waist: 25 inches (63.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of the heirs of Charlotte Hope Binney Tyler Montgomery, 1996

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