This superlative beaded art-deco dress by Jean-Philippe Worth is in a class of its own. Charles Frederick Worth died in 1895, when Jean-Philippe became head designer. For at least ten years prior to his father's death, Jean-Philippe designed alongside Charles. Paul Poiret considered Jean-Philippe to be a more creative couturier than his famous father.
This breathtaking garment is fashioned with a beautiful black silk-net bodice and silk-velvet skirt. I adore the ruched-yoke and ascot bow-tie! The sleeves are gathered into sparkling polychrome beaded bands above red suede cuffs. The matching attached suede belt flows into the tailored skirt having a pleated center panel and interior hanging weights. The effortless shape really allows one to appreciate the brilliant textures. A rare piece of fashion history in museum quality.
Total Length:45 inches
This House of Worth dress from 1925 is in excellent wearable condition with no stains, rips or holes. The garment slips over the head. This level of work in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of today. Museum quality and appears to have been worn little if at all. This dress is over 80 years old and is truly breathtaking!
1920's House of Worth Haute-Couture Beaded Velvet and Silk Illusion Belted Dress LU309370132