Ball gown, by Charles Frederick Worth, c. 1872, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Worn by Mrs. William De Forest Manice at the French and English courts during the reigns of Napoleon III and Queen Victoria. When worn on such occasions, the dress had a detachable brocade train, since destroyed. According to the Met, the decorative panels / trimmings are an emulation of Middle Eastern enamels. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.