On May 3, 2001,
a c.1888 velvet, cut velvet and satin court train and gown
designed by couturier Charles Frederick Worth
sold at Doyle New York for $101,500 (including buyer's premium)
setting a new world record for an antique dress sold at auction
c. 1888 Charles Frederick Worth Velvet and Satin Court Gown and Train
(photo via Doyle New York)
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