Our beaded shawl is adapted from a velvet evening jacket (ca. 1890) from the House of Worth. This splendid garment, which is decorated with extraordinary jet beadwork embroidery, alludes to the silhouette and the sumptuous quality of men’s formal dress of the previous century.
Wool. Imported. 75'' x 25''.
- 75'' x 25''
Art HistoryHaute couture, fashion’s art of supreme technical mastery, began in Paris in the mid-nineteenth century. Certain designers rose to the status of artist-celebrities, sought after for their signature styles. Among the most famous was Charles Frederick Worth (French, b. England, 1825–1895), whose Paris shop was a source of extravagant evening ensembles.