Imperial Russian court dress, c 1888 (silk lamé moiré, silk velvet, glass crystals, silver sequins, silver foil, silver strips), Worth, Charles Frederick (1825-95) / Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA / Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art / The Bridgeman Art Library
These are from different museums but I thought they went together beautifully!
Gown MFA: Reception or dinner dress French (Paris), about 1883 Designed by Charles Frederick Worth, English (active in France), about 1825–1895 For House of Worth, Paris, France Dimensions Center Back (bodice): 69.8 cm (27 1/2 in.) Center Back (skirt): 177.5 cm (69 7/8 in.) Medium or Technique Silk damask, satin, and plain weave (taffeta), trimmed with glass beads and metallic yarn gimp, with silk fringe and machine-made lace
Heels: Slippers, Evening J. Ferry Date: 1885–95 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: 5 x 8 1/2 in. (12.7 x 21.6 cm)
How about one sneak peek?
“Electric Light” Charles Fredrick Worth, 1883 The Museum of the City of New York
I wanted to share the background information from the website!
‘Fancy dress costume, “Electric Light”
In addition to its elaborate non-theatrical designs, Maison Worth excelled in the production of opera and theater costumes, as well as fancy dress. New York’s late-19th century grand balls were ostentatious events, the most fantastic being the masquerade balls held by the city’s upwardly mobile nouveaux riches. The event hosted by William K. Vanderbilt, on March 26, 1883, marked the completion of his $3 million limestone chateau on Fifth Avenue and was a Gilded Age spectacle. It presented “The Wealth and the Grace of New York in Varied and Brilliant Array,” according to “The New York Herald.” Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II dazzled onlookers in Worth’s masterpiece the “Electric Light.”’