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A rare Charles Frederick Worth historically-inspired voided velvet ball gown, 1885-8, 

Woven white on white ‘Worth Paris’ gros-grain label to the waist stay, the boned bodice with sharp points front and back waist, back-laced, edged in ecru guipure with amber-coloured beads and looped tangerine satin rosettes, the velvet woven with large scale Arum lily repeats overall, the front skirt panel of orange cannelé silk front adorned with lace, elaborate gold beaded braid and ribbons, the main velvet skirt with polonaise ribbon ties, with remains of one long organza sleeve with lace cuff

Art deco fashion illustration by George Barbier, Cortège (Procession). Robes du soir, de Worth (Evening dresses by House of Worth). La Gazette du Bon Ton, 1924.

Alexander Rzewuski, L'Épousée aux Dentelles (The Laced Bride). Robe de mariée, de Worth (Wedding dress by House of Worth), La Gazette du Bon Ton, February 1921.

Maurice Taquoy, Au Paddock (At the Paddock). Robe d'après-midi de Worth (Afternoon dress by House of Worth), La Gazette du Bon Ton, July 1913.