• 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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  • Evening dress

    Chloé (designer), Lagerfeld, Karl (designer), Ultimo (Boutique, Chicago, Ill.) (distributor)

    Evening dress; of black silk crepe with pink sequins: one shoulder dress, fabric drapes over proper right shoulder creating flounced short sleeve; close fitting, sheath style; knee length; pink sequin…

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  • Ensemble: dress, cape, headdress

    Givenchy, Hubert de, 1927- (designer), Marshall Field & Company (distributor)

    Dress (a), wedding-style, of off white silk gazar. Scoop neckline. Wrist-length sleeves with three-button closure. Empire waistline. Ankle-length skirt with demi-train. Cape (b) of off white silk gaza…

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  • Evening dress

    Gernreich, Rudi, 1922-1985 (designer), Harmon Knitwear (manufacturer), Bonwit Teller & Co. (distributor)

    Evening dress; of black wool jersey knit with sheer black silk chiffon insets: high neckline; long fitted sleeves; fitted bodice; deep V inset of black silk chiffon down center front from the neckline…

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  • Vest

    Vest of off white embroidered silk brocade. Narrow lapels. Closes proper left over right side with three buttons. Linen back.

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  • Women's evening coat

    Mainbocher, 1890-1976 (designer)

    Women's evening coat; of blue, red, black and yellow wool woven in diamond pattern: double breasted evening coat, turn-down collar, long straight sleeves; two pockets with flaps at hips; six buttons d…

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  • WAVES uniform

    Mainbocher, 1890-1976 (designer), United States. Navy (maker)

    WAVES uniform; three piece, of white cotton/wool twill: a) suit jacket; rounded collar, pointed lapels, embroidered WAVES insignia patches at collar point; long sleeves, dark blue braided bands and em…

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  • Women's suit

    Gaultier, Jean Paul (designer)

    Women's suit; three pieces, of black cotton broadcloth and black synthetic fishnet: a) jacket with a black broadcloth front and black fishnet back; wide notched lapels, shoulder pads, long sleeves; do…

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  • Pagoda

    James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer)

    Ensemble of dark purple wool and taffeta. Jacket (a) has notched collar. Deep V-shaped seams in front; three-button closure. Long inset sleeves. Skirt (b) is flared, with inverted V-shaped front panel…

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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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  • Evening dress

    Beene, Geoffrey (designer), I. Magnin & Co. (distributor)

    Evening dress; of black wool jersey covered in red sequins with black bead dots surrounded with small white bugle beads: high, jewel neckline, covered in a thick round band of small red beads; long cl…

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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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  • Overcoat

    Balenciaga, Cristóbal, 1895-1972 (designer)

    Coat, evening-style, of blue gray silk moiré. High, rounded neckline. Center front opening with hook-and-eye fastening at neck. Semicircular elbow-length capelet over shoulders attaches at neckline. W…

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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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