|1898 Evening Gown by Worth - Metropolitan Museum of Art|
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Pretty Dress of the Day Challenge - Lady in Red
Wow! What a knockout this Evening Gown must have been that first night she stepped out wearing it! Drop-dead Red! While the color is bold, the attention to detail is also of interest. Note the scalloped hemline on the overskirt, as well as the pintucked silk chiffon overskirt over the underskirt - LOL! There is a feminine ruffle at the neckline, and some additional chiffon decorating the sleeves. What I also found of interest is the seam at the waist/hip on the skirt. Fabrics were not as wide then as they are today, and this looks like a workaround due to the fabric constraint. Enjoy!