fashioninhistory: Tea Gown (Detail) House of Worth 1910 This was worn by the wife of one of the great American bankers of the 19th century, J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943). It exemplifies the grandeur of Worth clothing among wealthy Americans, who aspired to be associated with European royalty.
This dress, c 1860, was designed by the first and very famous fashion house, the House of Worth, Founded by an Englishman and former draper, Worth managed to charm the French Empress Eugenie and convinced her to wear his designs.
Tea gown Design House: House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Attributed to Jean-Philippe Worth (French, 1856–1926) Designer: Attributed to Jean-Charles Worth (French, 1881–1962) Date: ca. 1910 Culture: French Medium: silk, rhinestones, metal