Something elegant for Clara: House of Worth silk dress with fringe trim, Paris,
Walking dress House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: ca. 1885 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 26 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 54 in.
1890 This dress is in keeping with the interest in historical revivals popular in the century. The long puffed sleeves refer to both Elizabethan and early styles. The one-piece construction indicates it was probably intended for formal reception at home.