House of Worth, 1894, for Mrs Stanford White. Black voided velvet with branching floral and foliate motif, applied brilliants; Chantilly lace; cream tulle; black net with brilliants and jet beads in stylized floral pattern; jet bead and brilliant tassels Label: Worth / Paris
1894 Evening gown. This grand evening dress was designed to stun the beholder with the oversized scale of its sweeping motifs, which were additionally emphasized through the application of lead crystal brilliants. Mrs. Stanford White was a very large, short-waisted woman, but in Worth’s accomplished hands, she appeared sleek and statuesque at the head of a receiving line.
Evening gown ca. 1849-65. Cream silk woven with trailing floral & ribbon design in satin embroidered with floral sprigs in pink and green. Two bodices with low, wide V-necklines, lined with silk. Skirt has ribbon rosette inserts on each side and lined with linen. Conner Prairie Historic Clothing