Empire costume worn by Merle Oberon as Joséphine de Beauharnais in the 1954 film "Désirée." As with most film costumes at the time, this is based less in historical fashion than in the styles of the day.
Dress, House of Worth 1906. A more modern dress by Worth. This has some modern features but also contains many classic looks from previous Worth pieces.This dress doesn't feature a bustle but the fitted waist gives the illusion of a fuller bottom. 2/1/16.