L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Evening jacket, House of Worth, circa 1890



The extraordinary design and remarkable craftsmanship of this evening jacket - jet bead embroidery on silk velvet - shows the influence of the equally elaborate men's wear of the late eighteenth century - straight front; prominent, turned back cuffs; lavish decoration; a radiating pattern to the embroidery - an influence that was very popular at the time this quite glamorous garment was produced.






1 comment:

  1. My goodness, that's beautiful...and the color!

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