Interactive: Silk Taffeta Evening Dress, by Worth, 1960
By 1960 the famous Paris couture house of Worth had dressed the world's richest and most fashionable women for over a century. The London branch supplied the British aristocracy with timelessly elegant clothes - as this example illustrates - for every occasion in the London season. However, the house could not adapt to the new spirit of youthful informality and it closed in 1967.
Museum no. T.216-1973
Worn and given by Mrs Roy Hudson