This is the description provided by The Bourne Archive from Charles Frederick Worth's home town of Bourne, "Two dresses worn by the Duchess of Roxburghe, formerly the American heiress Miss May Goelet. They were donated to the museum’s costume collection in 1960 by a later Duchess of Roxburghe, the wife of May Goelet's grandson..."
Dinner gown of turquoise green satin, silk chiffon and net, a separate bodice and skirt, no label but believed to be by Worth, about 1893-95."
The shallow vee neckline suggests this dates from closer to 1895.
Keywords: 1895, Worth, Duchess May of Roxburghe, Innes-Ker family, Duchess, British, headdress, square neckline, elbow length flared sleeves, shallow vee waistline, bustle, close skirt, fan
Aug 9, 2011, 10:23 PM
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