Worth rarely scrutinized or adapted forms from the East; in this unusual example, he has emulated Middle Eastern enamels. More often, he was an instrument of a Western taste that was projected globally via imperialism
From Conventions to Curators: Historical Gothic Victorian Fashion
Dark wine-colored velvet, The long-waisted bodice exhibits lacing down front with high collar and red satin facing. The skirt incorporates a large bustle and pleats at the side, both heavily decorated with red glass beads and bugles.