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.
Bustle gown with ball and dinner bodices, by Charles Frederick Worth, circa 1885. Silk brocade, silk satin, and cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs. Acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum Collection in 2007 for the exhibit "After Dark: 100 Years of the Evening Dress."
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