Wedding gown made by the House of Worth, Paris, 1897 for Isabel Anderson, recently shown at The Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House, from the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Brookline, Mass. Image courtesy of Katherine Hill Winters.
Dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Charles Frederick Worth's Firm, Paris, France. 1890s. Velvet, satin, lace, silk and silver thread, metal and glass beads, paste; embroidered. L.: bodices 46 and 56 cm, skirt 324 cm
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.