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Victorian Steampunk Gothic Mardi Gras Venice Wedding Ball Gown Bustle Dress Reproduction Costume

Haute Couture Charles Frederick Worth evening dress gown ensemble circa from 1894. Made in silk, fur, linen, bead embroidery, lace and trim. This extraordinary costume would have been worn while riding in one's carriage, which at the time was a social event. It is likely the muff and mantle were bought from House of Worth but due to the difference in stitching and trimming on the dress,is likely that the client bought extra textile and had the dress made in United States after returning…

"1870 Doll" with costume by the House of Balenciaga, made in 1949 as part of the Friendship Train. This dress was inspired by one made for Princess Metternich, a great patron of the arts who was responsible for introducing Charles Frederick Worth to the Empress Eugenie, his greatest client.