MFA: Woman's dress in two parts French, about 1902 Designed by Jean-Philippe Worth, French, 1856–1926 For House of Worth, Paris, France Dimensions Bodice: 48.3 cm (19 in.); Skirt: CB 177.8 cm (70 in.) Other (skirt CB): 177.8 cm (70 in.) Medium or Technique Silk, voided velvet with satin ground; appliquéd and trimmed with chenille and rhinestones; machine-made lace
fashioninhistory: Tea Gown (Detail) House of Worth 1910 This was worn by the wife of one of the great American bankers of the 19th century, J.P. Morgan, Jr. (1867-1943). It exemplifies the grandeur of Worth clothing among wealthy Americans, who aspired to be associated with European royalty.