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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
Stéphane Rolland Asymmetrical dress2008embroidered and draped silk faille2010.387
Fontana Ball dressearly 1950scotton net embroidered with beads and rhinestones1968.C.759
Christian Dior Ball gown1952silk satin with embroidery1987.C.41
Charles James Ball gown with short fitted jacket1949silk taffeta and duchess satin2008.61.A
Christian Dior Ballgownspring/summer 1957silk faille taffeta1974.C.108.A
Pattullo Black crepe and white polka dot silk crepe bias cut dinner dress1940silk crepe1975.C.189.A
James Galanos Black dress1970swool crepe, silk chiffon and bead embroidery2014.98
Unknown, China Brise fan of black lacquer painted in gold19th centurylacquered wood1983.C.90
Unknown, Spain Bullfighter's costume (traje de luces)1950ssilk satin, cotton, metal thread and metal sequins1981.C.167.A
Unknown, United States Campbell’s Soup’s "Souper Dress"1966silkscreen printed paper, cellulose and cotton2004.36.A