• Silk Organza Sleeveless Evening Dress and Jacket, 1937

    Dress and jacket of thin, peach-colored silk organza. Bodice goes over the head and wrap-ties in front. Bodice is sleeveless with V-neckline. Center, front, and waistline piping accents. Peplum below waistline. Three coiled-cord buttons. Very full bias-cut skirt over beige silk chemise. Separate matching jacket with tucked yoke and short sleeves. Clothing label: ALIX/PARIS. Number inscribed on label: 7027. ALIX was the label of Alix Gres, also known as Madame Gres. Born as either Germaine Krebs …

  • Silk Ottoman-Style Dress with Short Jacket, 1952

    Short, off-white, heavily corded silk Ottoman-style dress with jacket. Strapless bodice with side seams emphasized by satin cording. Two satin bows on either side of waistline. Dress has been slightly shortened. Underneath dress is one layer of stiffening, one layer of tulle, and slip. Matching jacket is popularly called a shrug. Clothing label on dress: AUTOMNE-HIVER 1952/Christian Dior/PARIS. Stamped on label: 090226. Handwritten on tag sewn on back of label: 54.034. Clothing label on jacket: …

  • Printed Shantung Silk Dress and Jacket Ensemble, 1958

    Dress and jacket ensemble in printed blue shantung silk. Modified surplice neckline. Short sleeves with self-fabric bows where sleeve and neckline meet. Fitted bodice, full skirt. Skirt has one heavy net petticoat with two layers of tulle sewn to it over navy blue silk slip. Matching waist-length jacket has peaked collar, curved lapel with two black silk button closure, two mock flap pockets, bracelet length sleeves. Clothing label: PRINTEMPS-ETE 1958/Christian Dior/PARIS. The 1958 collection wa…

  • Three-piece Beaded Satin Evening Dress, about 1950

    Three-piece violet satin evening dress covered with violet bugle beads in random pattern. Separate bodice has heart-shaped neckline with 1 wide straps and 1-1/2 fold-over satin neckline. Bodice built over corselette with attached garters. Separate straight skirt with hip pockets. Separate unbeaded satin belt.