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- Charles-Frederick Worth
- C.WORTH PARIS 79876
- Brown wool twill; large gigot sleeves; bodice and skirt trimmed with velvet and leather; stand collar and belt of velvet ribbon.
- Inventory Number(s)
- AC3887 82-25-3AB
This dress is characterized by a tailored suit-style design. At the end of the 19th century, women's clothes still possessed a shape distorted by the corset, and were heavily decorated with frills and lace. However, as lifestyle was diversified, active wear was demanded for outdoor activities by making a model of rational men's clothing. Tailored jackets in particular, forerunners of twentieth-century unisex fashion, took on an increasing importance for women's fashion.