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- Charles-Frederick Worth
- PARIS C. WORTH PARIS
- Ivory silk satin brocade with floral pattern of morning glories and silk faille stripes; set of bodice and skirt worn over small bustle; bodice with silk tulle and jabot; tulle at neckline and cuffs; silk tulle flounces on front of skirt.
- Inventory Number(s)
- AC9377 96-25AB
This dress shows tendency of downsized bustle seen in the later half of the 1880s and simplified dress silhouette. At the rear of the skirt, vestiges of the bustle style remained, but the extreme forms of the bustle style were simplified and toned down. 15 bones line the bodice, make beautiful silhouette.
This textile with a morning glory motif was made in Lyon. Using morning glory motif is caught as a flow of the Japonism at that time. Charles-Frederick Worth (1825–1895) and the Lyon silk manufacturer were paying attention to Japanism as a new design source for the fashion.