Worth & Bobergh gown detail Worth & Bobergh Evening gown, 1861 Silk satin, silk ribbon, handmade "Point de Gaze" lace This gown is one of more than 60 couture pieces featured in the exhibition Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum.
c. 1820 [under] dress, American or European. The Met, C.I.42.152.2. [A combination underdress and petticoat like this was worn under sheer net gowns. Pleating, tucking, and embroidered detail would show through the sheer overgown for more visual interest.]