This Evening Bag is inspired by Isabella Stewart Gardner's luxurious opera coat, made by the House of Worth. In keeping with a revival of interest in eighteenth-century styles, the opera coat imitates a garment inspired by men’s clothing that was worn by Marie Antoinette. The coat is made of purple silk velvet with elaborate embroidery of metallic threads and glass beads.
Expertly hand-embroidered by master zardozi artisans, this Gardner-exclusive is a jeweled masterpiece of artistry and craftsmanship, a tribute to Isabella Stewart Gardner and a modern heirloom to be treasured forever.
The opulent and regal velvet Evening Bag features elaborate embroidery and is embellished with semi-precious stones. The Purse has a top flap magnetic closure with a satin lining with one interior pocket and two interior slit pockets lined with gold. Elevate your ensemble to Gardner status!
Handmade in India Bag measures 10"W x 6"H x 2.5"D Removable gold toned chain shoulder strap 24" drop; chain can be double up to create hand-held bag Charles Frederick Worth (British, 1825 -1895) for House of Worth (Paris, 1858-1956) Coat, late 1880s -1890s. Silk velvet with embroidery and beading, height: 139.7 cm (55 in.) Peabody Essex Museum, gift of Isabella Stewart Gardner.