s subject is Jacques Doucet, a contemporary of Worth. The House of Doucet was actually founded in but it was Jacques who brought it to the forefront of the fashion world from the to the Above, a gorgeous Doucet ball gown from the
House of Worth, Black velvet iris-pattern on cream underskirts. Bertha collar, bodice and skirt insets of silk net/tulle decorated w/spangles/sequins & cut steel beads in heavy fan-shaped patterns at edges.
Silk evening dress, British, ca Low body, deep front point; box pleats and directional pleats in skirt. Trim is box pleated ruched ribbon between a blonde lace and a black lace; singular on sleeves, doubled on skirt.