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Eye On Design: Féminité Silk Taffeta Dress, House of Worth

silk taffeta six zag dress photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

This lustrous Taffeta Silk Dress (1940) with a zigzag motif was created by Mme. Jacques Worth, the wife of Charles Frederic Worth’s grandson Jacques. In the 20th century, the House of Worth continued its founder’s reinterpretation of historical styles in textile pattern and cut, and commissioned custom-made textiles from Lyonnaise manufacturers such as F. Ducharne Silk Company (19251940).

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