Object Name: evening dress
Artist/Maker: House of Worth
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
Accession Number: 1956.21
Location on Display: Ground floor: CIS Manchester Gallery
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries
Organdie printed with bamboo and bird design in grey-blue, green and blue. Trimmed with grey organdie.
Bodice of gathered organdie over boned fitting lining. Rising above bust each side of front, dipping to V CF and CB. Narrow pink muslin shoulder straps concealed under wide double bias shoulder sections. V neck back and front. Fastening CB with zip to hip, fastening underskirt below waist. Inner waistband of corded ribbon. Two flounces pleated to waist, wide lower one net-lined and widening to fall to hem in point at back. Rest of organdie skirt pleated to underskirt. Grey organdie drapery CB forming a sash falling from waist to hem, sewn at left waist under top flounce, fastening to right with press fastener.
Type: Length CF
Height: 147.3 cm
Type: Length CB
Type: Shoulder to waist