An Invitation to the Ball with Magnificent Evening Gowns by Worth

La Gazette Drouot
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A wardrobe in exceptional condition takes us back to the splendors of the late 19th century, staged by the leading couturier of the time. Worth ballgown, c. 1900, velours au sabre with cream satin background decorated with sinuous hydrangea plants in bloom, boned pointed bodice, fastened and laced at the back, with short sleeves and neckline originally edged with ruffled tulle, apron with open front panels over a cream satin skirt with long train (some minor damage; skirt dismantled).Estimate: €2,000/3,000 Meticulously preserved in trunks, the ballgowns and evening dresses belonging to one of Worth's most important clients are poised for

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