• Dress and slip

    Vionnet, Madeleine, 1876-1975 (designer)

    Dress (a), evening-style, of gray silk chiffon. Rhinestone and glass beads embroidery on waist from front to back. Hem falls to just above the ankle in front and to the floor at sides and back. Train…

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  • Dress with detachable train

    Dress (a) of off white panne velvet. Unadorned, round-necked, long-sleeved bodice, with pearl- and crystal-beaded square embellishments at hip. Skirt falls below the knee. Detachable train (b) of off…

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  • Dress

    Dior, Christian (designer), Marshall Field & Company (distributor)

    Dress, day-style, of light brown wool. Button-down bodice with spread collar; short cuffed sleeves. Center front closure has three plastic buttons. Wide pleats start at bustline. Skirt falls just belo…

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  • Dress

    Rose, Helen, 1904-1985 (designer)

    Dress, wedding-style, of white silk taffeta, lace, and pearl bead trim. Tight-fitting bodice with back button closure; short sleeves. Full, floor-length skirt with lace panel down back; taffeta bows a…

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  • Ensemble: dress, jacket, and belt

    Schiaparelli, Elsa, 1890-1973 (designer), Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963 (designer)

    Dress, evening-style, of embroidered light pink silk crepe. Dress (a), sleeveless, with low, square neck in front and a V-shape in back. Dress is cut straight to the knee and then flares slightly to t…

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  • Dress

    Worth, Charles Frédérick, 1825-1895 (designer), Worth and Bobergh (designer)

    Dress of striped dark and light brown silk brocade and velvet. Long bodice (a) with portrait neckline trimmed in brown green satin; off white lace cuffs. Skirt (b) with brown green satin back panel th…

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  • Dress

    Robina (Paris, France) (designer)

    Dress of black silk with pink and green accents. Fitted bodice (a) with small standing collar; long leg-o-mutton sleeves. Black boned silk satin stomacher trimmed with green and pink ribbons, as well…

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  • Drawing: Dress with décolleté and draped skirt

    Lopez, Antonio, 1943-1987 (artist), James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer)

    Drawing rendered in 2 shades of umber Conté crayon. On two sheets of paper attached by hide glue.

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  • Drawing: Cocktail dress with bell-shaped skirt

    Lopez, Antonio, 1943-1987 (artist), James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer)

    Drawing is rendered in dark umber Conté crayon on paper.

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  • Drawing: Ball gown with décolleté princess seaming

    Lopez, Antonio, 1943-1987 (artist), James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer)

    Photostat. Design drawing of a ball gown.

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  • Drawing: Cocktail dress with flounce

    Lopez, Antonio, 1943-1987 (artist), James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer)

    Drawing rendered in dark umber Conté crayon. On two sheets of overlapping paper taped with self-adhesive tape. The overlapping area has been painted over.

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  • Robe de style

    Lanvin, Jeanne, 1867-1946 (designer)

    Dress and train of off white moiré with beaded trim. Dress (a) has wide, low collar trimmed with crystal beads, pearls and opaque white beads applied to a net backing. Drop-waist skirt; front of skirt…

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  • Dress

    James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer), Samuel Winston Inc. (manufacturer)

    Dress (a) of high-pile gray wool, with wide, scooped boat-neck; fitted bodice. Slightly belled elbow-length sleeves. Straight skirt with pleat at back proper left side; falls just below the knee. Belt…

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  • Dress

    Valentino, 1932- (designer), Marshall Field & Company (distributor)

    Dress, evening-style, of printed silk. Emerald green ground with design of black panthers outlined with white details. Some of the panthers' eyes are studded with rhinestones. High, rounded neckline a…

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  • Dress

    Callot Soeurs (Firm) (designer)

    Dress (a), evening-style, with net shoulder straps. Large pendant of pearls and beads hangs from neckline at front. Detachable train (b) of metallic brocade printed with birds and flowers in orange pi…

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  • Tree

    James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer)

    Dress of light pink silk taffeta. Sweetheart bodice with thin straps. Fabric is shirred horizontally, with the shirring creating slight V-shapes from the bust to knee area. The bodice and upper hips a…

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  • Dress

    Worth, Charles Frédérick, 1825-1895 (designer)

    Dress, evening-style, of light blue and white floral silk moiré. Bodice (a) has scooped neckline, pleating at shoulders, three-quarter sleeves. Lace trimming at neckline and cuffs; additional light bl…

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  • Dress

    Balenciaga, Cristóbal, 1895-1972 (designer)

    Dress, evening-style, of black cotton velvet. V-neck; elbow sleeves; Empire waist; self-fabric bow at center front waist; inverted V-shaped pleat at waist; floor-length skirt; center back closure.

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  • Delphos

    Fortuny, Mariano, 1871-1949 (designer)

    Dress, evening-style, in blue silk. Dress (a) of blue green pleated silk. Tubular silhouette. Sleeveless, with a wide scooped neckline. Trimmed at side seams and armscyes with clear glass beads. Sash…

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  • Dress

    Dior, Christian (designer)

    Dress (a), cocktail-style, of black accordion-pleated silk faille. Flat, 2" wide shoulder straps; top of bodice is straight across. A-line skirt. Wide black silk faille belt (b) closes in back and fas…

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