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Dinner Dress from Maison Worth
1880-1884

Worth a look!
In the late 1800s, hordes of rich Americans flocked to the renowned House of Worth on Paris's Rue de la Paix. Among them was a certain Mary Pinchot of New York, who bought this pearl-encrusted dinner dress in the early 1880s. The British-born Charles Frederick Worth was fond of his customers from the United States. "They have faith, figures, and francs," he once declared. "Faith to believe in me, figures that I can put into shape, and francs to pay my bills."

Notes
Inside bodice waist measure (fastened), 25"
Back waist length (from base of neck to waist), 15"
Center-front skirt length (from bottom of waistband to hem), 43"
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Learn more!
· Mary Pinchot (Mrs. James W. Pinchot)
· Charles Frederick Worth and The House of Worth-Maison Worth

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