Fashion History Mystery #35:The Vanderbilt Ball

The Electric Light dress worn by Alice Vanderbilt to the Vanderbilt Ball of 1883. The creation by Charles Frederick Worth is on view at The Museum at FIT through January 4, 2020. Photo: April Calahan

<p>This week we chat about one of the most sumptuous fancy dress balls the world has ever seen: The Vanderbilt Ball of 1883.</p>