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WORTH SILK and METALLIC EVENING DRESS, 1920 - 1922.

2-piece black taffeta brocaded with metallic gold apples, surplice peplum bodice decorated with gilt cloth flowers and having short tulle bell sleeve embroidered in gold thread, trimmed in black velvet and heavy self piping, full skirt having piped and scalloped hem over silk, gold lamé and embroidered tulle underskirts

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WORTH BEADED LOTUS GOWN, EARLY 20th C.

Pink and cream silk chiffon layered over silver lamé, metallic lace hem studded with sequins, short sleeve bodice decorated with crossed stylized flowers in white, crystal and ombreéd pink beads, metallic lace insert under tulle, sleeves having cutouts edged in paste jewels, off-center beaded band with ombreéd tassel and three lotus flowers, chiffon underskirt edged in crystal beads, corset interior

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WORTH PARIS EMPIRE VELVET BROCADED SATIN GOWN, c. 1914.

Peacock blue silk, the short sleeve bodice of tulle having bands of paste jewels with blue and iridescent clear beaded fringe over silver metallic lace, deep V-neck with beaded blue tulle insert over white tulle above a large velvet bow, the skirt crossed at center front and cutaway to reveal a beaded chiffon underskirt with beaded fringe over blue silk, long fishtail train pleated and held by two large beaded tassels at back.