Reblogging this one as I am making this gown 🙂 I fell in love with this back when I was at high school so yes a loooong time ago. The first photo I saw was of the dress on a very 60s mannequin and I had searched every publication I could for more and better images. Unfortunately even the amazing book didn’t have a better set and the website for a long time only had two small images.
I wound up scanning and blowing up the black and white image to get the embroidery. I also used the photos of the Kyoto version (a few years later but also by Worth) so my clouds will be done in glass pearls and the stars in glass beads.
So the pearling will be next year. Oy.
I promise to stop spamming you with new photos from the collection but geez it’s all so beautful and new! I’m pretty sure I’ve died and gone to heaven.
Dress (Ball Gown)
House of Worth (French, 1858–1956)