MFA: Woman's dress in two parts French, about 1902 Designed by Jean-Philippe Worth, French, 1856–1926 For House of Worth, Paris, France Dimensions Bodice: 48.3 cm (19 in.); Skirt: CB 177.8 cm (70 in.) Other (skirt CB): 177.8 cm (70 in.) Medium or Technique Silk, voided velvet with satin ground; appliquéd and trimmed with chenille and rhinestones; machine-made lace. Gorgeous.
Jane stumbles on the rental opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to live in a beautiful ultra-minimalist house designed by an enigmatic architect, on condition she abides by a long list of exacting rules. After moving in, she discovers that a previous tenant, Emma, met a mysterious death there
"Tulipes Hollandaises" (textile) House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris) Designer: Textile by A. M. Gourd & Cie Manufacturer: Textile by Morel, Poeckès & Paumlin Date: 1889 Culture: French Medium: silk, metal
This dress, c 1860, was designed by the first and very famous fashion house, the House of Worth, Founded by an Englishman and former draper, Worth managed to charm the French Empress Eugenie and convinced her to wear his designs.
Wedding gown made by the House of Worth, Paris, 1897 for Isabel Anderson, recently shown at The Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House, from the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, Mass. Image courtesy of Katherine Hill Winters.