1887 Worth evening dress worn by Louise van Loon-Borken in her portrait by Alexandre Cabanel

The first synthetic dye, mauvine, was created by William Henry Perkin in 1856. He was trying to synthesize quinine. Other dyes followed, including magenta and solferino. Dyes are altered on exposure to light. This appears to have happened to Louise van Loon’s gorgeous turquoise dress seen in the last image.

From fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/144821505742/worth-evening-dress-worn-by-louise-van-loon-borken.

1887 Worth evening dress worn by Louise van Loon-Borken in her portrait by Alexandre Cabanel From fripperiesandfobs.tumblr.com/post/144821505742/worth-evening-dress-worn-by-louise-van-loon-borken

This is the Worth dress seen in Cabanel’s portrait of Louise Catharina Antoinetta van Loon-Borski in the last image.

Keywords:  1887, Worth, Louise Catharina Antoinetta van Loon-Borski, Borski family, van Loon family, Dutch, curly coiffure, fitted criss-cross bodice, pleated bertha, strap sleeves, vee waistline, bustle, bows, over-skirt, train

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