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Once upon a ball. Romantic soft blue gown. The bodice skirt over the tulle tutu. Raindrops and Roses

Raindrops and Roses

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Movie Costumes

"Was there only one world after all, which spent its time dreaming of others?" ~Philip Pullman I have been working on this post all weekend and I can't wait to show it to you! The sheer volume of photographs that I had to go through was overwhelming! I've narrowed them down though to what you will probably still think is an extravagant amount, but I loved them all! My sister and I went to an exhibit at our local museum this week showcasing costumes from thirty odd films. It was spectacular…

1955 Worth London pink silk dress

Diana's Elvis dress to go on show in glittering ballgown exhibition charting 60 years of British style

One of Diana, Princess of Wales's favourite dresses is to go on show as part of a glittering display of ballgowns at the V&A. The exhibition, charting six decades of British style, opens later this month.

Silk damask, satin, beads, ruching, ribbon pleating, tulle; 1879 Worth gown designed for Alice Wade Everett

Silk damask, satin, beads, ruching, ribbon pleating, tulle; 1879 Worth gown designed for Alice Wade Everett

1864-66. Charles Frederick Worth   ball gown  of Orange silk with raised patterns in white silk,

1864-66. Charles Frederick Worth ball gown of Orange silk with raised patterns in white silk,

c.1861 Silk Velvet Dress | French | The Met I think the date is closer to 1869, definitely post 1865.

Dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Worth & Bobergh gown by Chicago History Museum, 1861, silk satin

Worth & Bobergh gown

Worth & Bobergh Evening gown, 1861 Silk satin, silk ribbon, handmade "Point de Gaze" lace Charles Frederick Worth and Otto Bobergh founded Worth & Bobergh in Paris in the fall of 1857 or 1858. In 1860, the business appeared in the local trade directory under “couturiers et nouveautés confectionnées” (designers and prepared novelties). By the 1870s, Bobergh was no longer involved with the company, and the House of Worth was well established as the arbiter of fashionable dress. This gown is…

Tea gown, by the House of Worth, ca. 1890-1895. Royal Ontario Museum

Instagram post by The Corseted Beauty • Jun 19, 2016 at 2:06am UTC

5,672 Likes, 30 Comments - The Corseted Beauty (@the_corsetedbeauty) on Instagram: “Tea gown, by the House of Worth, ca. 1890-1895. Royal Ontario Museum 💛💛💛”

Jean-Philippe Worth evening dress ca. 1902 via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

OMG that dress!

Jean-Philippe Worth evening dress ca. 1902 via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Fashion and Costume History | fripperiesandfobs: Worth tea gown ca. 1895 From...

Fashion and Costume History

fripperiesandfobs: “ Worth tea gown ca. 1895 From the Musée Galliera ”

Attributed to House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Ball gown, ca. 1872. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Margaret D. Leverich, 1964 (2009.300.339a–c)

Attributed to House of Worth | Ball gown | probably French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Attributed to House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Ball gown, ca. 1872. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Margaret D. Leverich, 1964 (2009.300.339a–c)