• Cloche, 1925-1936

    Born in Decatur, Illinois in 1897 Elizabeth Parke married Harvey S. Firestone Jr., son of Firestone Tire and Rubber Company founder Harvey S. Firestone, in 1921.Once described by a friend as, "the most luxurious woman in the history of luxury," Elizabeth Parke Firestone's clothing collection illustrates her impeccable taste in fashion.

  • Embroidered Print Silk Chiffon Evening Dress, ca. 1937

    Medium-blue floor-length silk chiffon dress with white spiral print. Some spirals embroidered with white beads and small iridescent sequins. V-shaped neckline edged with self-piping with self-fabric bow at base. Cap sleeves and shoulder pads. Seam at waist with separate self-fabric sash and bow. The chemise shown in the photograph is not the original.

  • Embroidered Georgette Party Dress, 1936

    Turquoise georgette party dress with neckline and cuffs of embroidered white georgette. Dress has embroidery of turquoise thread and white seed pearls. Matching jacket of turquoise taffeta. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Crepe Day Dress with Embroidered Collar and Cuffs, 1936

    Burgundy colored satin-backed crepe day dress with accents around the neck and cuffs of embroidery. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • White Striped Crepe Jacket, with Embroidered Trim, 1936

    White striped crepe jacket with a waistband of embroidered silk taffeta in blue and pink. Details include pink and green flower appliques on the jacket and a shawl collar with white pearl buttons. Jacket has Dolman sleeves and cuffs of white crocheted lace. This item was owned by Frances Dodge (November 27, 1914 – January 24, 1971), who was the eldest daughter of John Francis Dodge (co-founder of Dodge Motor Company) and his third wife, Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson).