Wedding gown, late 1870s-early 1880s. Cream-colored organza with lace. "Natural form" dress made of single unseamed panel from shoulder to hem so it lies flat. Long train. Fifteen rows of pleats that face upward and are framed by double-edged row of silk thread-trimmed, loosely woven organza ruffles. Machine- and hand-stitched. Close-fitting sleeves flare out with 2 rows of pleats, finished with tier of handmade silk lace and ivory silk faille ribbon, which is also at neckline
Bustle gown with ball and dinner bodices, by Charles Frederick Worth, circa 1885. Silk brocade, silk satin, and cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs. Acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum Collection in 2007 for the exhibit "After Dark: 100 Years of the Evening Dress."