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- Charles-Frederick Worth
- PARIS C. WORTH PARIS
- Inventory Number(s)
- AC9259 95-37-1
Large sleeve characterize this dress. From around 1890, sleeves began swelling to such sizes that one may say it was the return of gigot sleeves. These large sleeves were called "elephant sleeves," and they reached their maximum size around 1895. Thirteen bones line this piece's bodice. Though presently missing, there is a trace where the chiffon decoration has adhered in the upper part of the front skirt, it seems this glamorous dress was appropriate for a ball gown of the upper class who were customer of the House of Worth.