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  • Ebroidered Organza and Satin Dress with Shawl, about 1957

    Short evening dress with shawl. Cream organza over satin. Stylized pink thistles with greens stems embroidered down front in silk floss, gold sequins and gold metal. Fitted strapless bodice with two vertical bows on either side of center front waistline. Half-belt in back at the waistline. Corselet in bodice. Stiff nylon underskirt with two layers of nylon tulle. Double organza rectangular shawl with stylized carnation embroidered on center back. This garment was owned by Mrs. Harvey Firestone o…

  • Grey Silk Lampshake Ball Gown, 1959-1960

    Strapless gray silk chiffon and satin lampshade gown. Chiffon twisted around upper body, lightly tucked at waist, then twisted again to bottom. Satin band around bustline finished with self-fabric bow on left. Knee-length hem finished with stiffened band of satin with self-fabric bow on right. Skirt is wired-out.