This woman's jacket was possibly worn by Grizell Wodehouse (d. 1635), the wife of Sir Philip Wodehouse. According to family legend, the jacket belonged to Queen Elizabeth and was given as a gift when ...she visited the Kimberly estate in 1578 for the knighting of Roger Wodehouse (d. 1588), Phillip's father. There is no evidence, however, that this provenance is true, particularly since the garment probably dates to after the queen's death.
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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.