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Reception Gown

circa 1875-1880

(, - present)

Just as Paris offered haute couture designs by Worth and Doucet, so too were American fashion houses in the larger cities of the United States creating custom-made garments for their clientele. This beautiful reception gown, with its ample yardage of silk fabrics, is a one-piece design typical of dresses of the period. The generous "fan train" was a design first introduced by the House of Worth, Paris in 1873 and quickly spread in popularity.

Place object was created: United States

silk brocade, silk satin

Gift of an Anonymous Donor in honor of Barbara Stone Perry, Ph.D 2010.104.2

Currently on view at Mint Museum RANDOLPH