1886 front - Two-piece dress (bodice and skirt). Sheer silk chine' profiles in the velvet blue. Skirt in ivory silk with inset blue velvet. ____ Chine' is a tissue in which the warp yarns are printed motif, often floral, before being woven. This gives the drawings on the fabric a fuzzy appearance after weaving. ____ (translated from Italian by Google)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has a tremendous collection of garments that are wonderful for study, whether used in drawing/painting, in reproducing the the garment in different scales, or for inspiration to launch a new idea or ten!
Abito di linea "Princesse" in lana marrone, aperto sul davanti e ornato di passamaneria e merletto avorio | Identifier 00000341 | Temporal keyword 1880 ca. | Creator Atelier Worth, Parigi (?) | Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti