I Wish …

by kpmautner

In the Metropoliitan Museum Costume collection in New York, there are many gowns from many eras. There is one that caught my fancy years ago, and still remains high on my list of “I want”s. The couturriere (one couldn’t demean such a masterpiece with the simple term “designer”) was Charles Worth, of Worth of Paris. The gown was made for a socialite in the 1880s. It cost the equivalent of a high-end Mercedes. And I want ….