ca. 1888 Court presentation ensemble by Worth (Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York City, New York USA)

From metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80074016?rpp=20&pg=1&ft=Court+of+Benin&what=Court+dress&pos=10.

The huge aggressively upswept second bustle period bustle could have made curtsying to the sovereign somewhat difficult. This bulky appurtenance is in marked contrast to another Worth dress from about the same time.

Keywords:  1888, Worth, scoop neckline, strap sleeves, vee waistline, bustle, train, full skirt, ruching, bows, maxi-length skirt


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