Here’s an interesting garment that we came across on the Met YouTube Channel that takes a look at an evening gown from 1898:
We previously discussed this gown in this post and this video takes a close look at the dress. Here are a couple of views of the dress:
One interesting thing that stands out is the video shows that the bodice has green silk flower appliques that provides a background for the butterflies. It’s an interesting effect but unfortunately hard to make out from the regular pictures. After looking at the video, we were amazed at just how complex the dress is in terms of design effects- it’s more exquisite than we originally thought which just goes to show that to fully appreciate Worth’s work, it really needs to be seen up close in person.