1860s.  Possibly created by Jules Marre for Charles Frederick Worth. A colourful costume in a vaguely rococo style, elaborately trimmed with flowers and baskets of fruit. Although fancy dress costumes could be quite short, the extremely short petticoat of the dress and the brilliant colours suggest that this may originally have been designed as a costume for a ballet dancer rather than a fancy dress costume.

Design for a fancy-dress costume

Vaguely rococo style with flowers. Watercolour drawing probably by Jules Marre for Charles Frederick Worth. Paris, Watercolour and pencil drawing.

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