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."
Evening dress, attributed to Callot Soeurs, 1929, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Worn by Marjorie Merriweather Post for her presentation at the Court of St. James's. The tubular dress is sleeveless with dropped waistline and slightly flared at bottom. The garment is heavily beaded on the side seams and waist, both back and front, with rhinestones and clear bugle beads in a floral motif. Train attaches to dress with metal bars at dress shoulder. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.