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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
Charles James Theatre coatc. 1950silk matelassé2008.53
Mainbocher Toffee colored silk faille ballgown1955silk faille1968.C.360.A
Ralph Rucci Top and skirtspring 2003embroidered silk jersey2004.9.A
Karl Lagerfeld Trench coatspring 2005cotton and spandex2004.62.A
Ralph Rucci Tunic, camisole and trousersspring 2008silkscreen printed silk chiffon2012.148.A
Unknown, Great Britain Waistcoatfirst half 18th centurylinen with polychrome embroidery and silk binding1995.C.1
Raudnitz Wedding dress1895silk satin and cotton lace1968.C.797.A
Jeanne Lanvin Wedding dressc. 1931silk satin1979.C.453.A
Donald Brooks Wool jump suit with silver studs1970swool and metal disks2006.103.A
J. Mendel Yellow Tulip gownspring 2009silk Chantilly lace, silk tulle and metal mosaic trim2010.390