This gorgeous House of Worth haute couture cocktail ensemble, dating back to the early 1950's, is in a class of its own. The House of Worth was an elite French house of high fashion that specializes in gorgeous custom clothing. The historic house was founded in 1858 by English designer Charles Frederick Worth. The house remained successful under Worth's descendants but faced increasing competition until finally closing in 1956. This is a rare chance to own a designer couture two-piece dress made before this iconic house shut their doors forever. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; high-quality mid weight silk in a vibrant magenta and black abstract garden motif. The bodice has a stunning scoopneck plunge with sculpted short sleeves and over-sized detachable portrait shawl-collar. Two chic looks in one outfit. This figure flattering garment accentuates the bust, nips in at the waistline and skims the hips in such an elegant way. My favorite detail is the slightly pleated back fishtail design. The architectural shape really allows one to appreciate the brilliant texture. A rare piece of French fashion history in beautiful museum quality.
This House of Worth haute couture cocktail dress ensemble in excellent wearable condition with no stains, rips or holes. The inside is immaculate and hand-finished. Perfectly working back hand-set metal Eclair zipper. The level of work in this piece would only be found in the highest couture of today.