Wedding dress by House of Worth, France, 1903-1904

Wedding dress by House of Worth, France, 1903-1904

This unique wedding dress is made of silk duchess satin and tulle.The skirt is decorated with handmade wax bouquets.They depict “fleur d’orange” — pure white flowers of the or- ange tree, which were a traditional element of wedding cloth- ing and a symbol of virginity.
The previous owner of the dress — Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) — dates it back to 1903-1904, but it is pos- sible that it was made earlier. The ceinture (waistband of the bodice) carries an embroidered logotype of House of Worth.