Your Weekend Wow!

Today, a sparkling evening gown from the House of Worth. I chose this dress for two reasons: 1) it’s made for someone who had a “normal” figure and 2) the museum provided lots of photos which show construction details in clear close-ups, which is rare. The last one, which shows how the sequins were applied onto the fine gauze/net, blows my mind. This is another gown that must have been stunning in the muted light of evening parties. All  photos courtesy of The Met Museum (www.metmuseum.org). I wish they were in crisper black and white and not so sepia in tone, but so it goes.

Evening dress, House of Worth (French, 1858–1956), 1906. Silk and cotton. Accession number: C.I.50.1.4a, b.

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4 thoughts on “Your Weekend Wow!

  1. Oh, my goodness! All those individually applied sequins! I hope the wearer appreciated what a piece of art she was wearing. She must have been stunning!

    Lovely, lovely dress. 🙂

    • Yes…I saw that each of those sequins was individually applied and hand knotted and my brain froze. That’s couture work, in all it’s intensity. So glad you liked the dress. 🙂

  2. I would love to make something this awesome, if I was locked in a hotel room with room service for a couple months. And if there was lace like this available.
    But alas, that will not happen. I’ll have to be happy with what I can make in real life.
    I love those little rhinestone thingies hanging from the black velvet streamers. I wish they had a better photo of just the front of the bodice to see the whole effect.
    Val

    • Yes! Sequestered away with all the time in the world to put toward those incredible details…heaven. And I had the same thought about the rhinestone decorations on the black velvet streamers. Seems I always end up wishing the photos were just a but better. We need to see the details in detail!

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