A silk evening dress in the Museum’s Costume Institute bears the prestigious Worth label (1858–1956). The bodice and skirt of this pale gray gown, which dates from 1888, are lavishly adorned with large decorative bows, embroidered in silver metallic thread, silver sequins, and steel beads. The daintily fluttering bow, featured so prominently on this sumptuous gown, was a popular motif in the late nineteenth century. Our pretty pin is adapted from these delightful embroidered bows.
Hematite overlay, with jet faceted crystals. 2 1/4''L x 1 1/2''W.