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Fashion

The Fashion collection includes garments, accessories, and shoes from the 18th century to the present day. It emphasizes known American and European designers, but also features garments by unknown designers/makers that represent historic eras. Note that visual documents of this collecting area often show multiple clothing items as “worn”, that is, presented on a mannequin. Individual items are listed below the image where necessary for clarity.

Artist/MakerSorted AscendingTitleArtwork DateMediumObject Number
Giorgio di Sant'Angelo "Chameleon" dressc. 1974synthetic jersey2010.192
Ralph Rucci "Infanta" evening gownspring 2003silk faille and silk organza2007.60
Ralph Rucci "Motherwell" Infanta gownspring 2005alligator leather on silk tulle and duchess silk satin2009.363
Laird Schober and Company, Philadelphia "Odyssey" evening shoes1930ssilk satin with leather trim and metal fastenings1988.C.4.A
Charles James "Petal" ball gown1951silk velvet, silk faille and silk satin1975.C.221
Ralph Rucci "The Dancers" gownspring 2010Pina Bausch printed gazaar2010.410
Unknown “Fritillaria” dress1835-1840printed silk and wool blend2007.130
Monique Lhuillier “Liesel” gown and veilspring 2011silk tulle with silk ribbon and bead embroidery2010.401.A
Yves Saint Laurent Afternoon dress (over blouse, blouse and skirt)1967silk and Swiss organdy with embroidery1977.C.22.A
Claire McCardell Aprés ski (jacket and skirt)1950quilted wool jersey1970.C.1.A