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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
Judith Leiber Nautilus shell miniaudière1976nautilus shell with gold-plated lid, Swarovski crystals2014.102
Madame Judith Opera coatc. 1895cut velvet with ostrich feathers1967.C.111
Unknown Reception dressc. 1897chantilly lace and silk satin with metal sequins1979.C.12
Miss Foley Reception dress (bodice and skirt)c. 1890brocaded silk satin, cotton net, and beads1968.C.126.A
Judith Leiber Sea urchin miniaudièrespring/summer 1976sea urchin shell with gold-plated lid2014.100.A
Bottier Shoe1920sgilded leather and silk satin1967.C.114.E
Yves Saint Laurent Skirt and blouse1970silk crepe1984.C.52.A
Claire McCardell Suit1950swool tweed1989.C.3.A
Christian Frances Roth Suit (jacket and skirt)early 1990swool2002.85.A
Giorgio di Sant'Angelo Swimsuit1978-1979lycra2012.29