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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/MakerTitleSorted AscendingArtwork DateMediumObject Number
Lucie Ann Onderwyzer Jumpsuit and robenot datedrayon satin1974.C.109.A
Unknown, Great Britain Waistcoatfirst half 18th centurylinen with polychrome embroidery and silk binding1995.C.1
Unknown, Europe English ivory fan1725-1730ivory1983.C.91
Unknown, Great Britain Full dressc. 1760silk taffeta and brocade1983.C.94.A
Unknown, Great Britain Full dress (open robe and petticoat), (Vestido [bata abierta y enagua])c. 1760sfigured silk with silk floss embroidery1987.C.47.A
Unknown, Europe Court gown1765silver tissue woven with multi-colored foil flowers and trimmed with gold lace1979.C.482.A
Unknown, China Brise fan of black lacquer painted in gold19th centurylacquered wood1983.C.90
Unknown, Italy Man's coat1830cut velvet with silk thread, metal sequin and bead embroidery1982.C.149
Unknown Dress (Vestido)1835-1840printed silk and wool blend2007.130
Charles Frederick Worth Evening dressc. 1885silk brocade, silk satin and cotton lace2006.121.A