Bustle gown with ball and dinner bodices, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1885, Vintage Textile. Silk brocade, silk satin, cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs. Acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum Collection in 2007 for the exhibit "After Dark: 100 Years of the Evening Dress." See VintageTextile.com on Facebook.
Evening dress, Worth, circa 1880s. Two-piece sapphire blue silk satin. Boned bodice covered in black tulle studded with beads and sequins. Short puffed sleeves, ruched and pleated waistband. Skirt has studded front insert flanked by beaded border with Van Dyke points. Matching decoration at tulle hem band. Taffeta underskirt with pleated net and lace hem ruffle. Via Whitaker Auctions.