• Crepe-backed satin cocktail dress from the late 1930s to mid 1940s

    Woman's crepe-backed satin, below knee-length cocktail dress in olive green with loops of pink. A small sequin centers each of the loops. The bodice has short sleeves, a high round neck with a slight turn-over at the throat, and a slit down the center front that is fastened with a hook and loop. The back is draped, and has a cut out from the nape to shoulder blades. The natural waist has a waistband, and the skirt and bodice are gathered so as to appear to tie in the center front. The skirt…

  • Women's purple felt hat from the 1940s

    Woman's purple felt hat with high round crown with flat top. Hat is encircled with a two inch wide taupe grosgrain ribbon ending in a flat bow which lays on front of brim. 2.5 inch wide brim curves down in back and tilts up slightly in front. Two combs on side. Label: Lilly DACHE, Paris, 78 East 56th St., New York.

  • Women's two piece, deep taupe wool velour suit from the 1940s

    Woman's two piece, deep taupe wool velour suit. The hip-length jacket is fitted, and has padded shoulders, and long straight, set-in sleeves. Two horizontal piped, slash pockets are at the waist level. A single wooden button is at the waist closing. Brown braid trim is applied over the shoulders. The collarless jacket is lined in brown crepe. The A-line skirt has a 2" waistband, with a side zipper. The unlined skirt is below knee length. The suit was made for the donor, who was a millinar…

  • Women's two piece beige shantung suit from the 1940s

    Woman's two piece beige shantung suit. The collarless cropped jacket has padded shoulders. Its long straight sleeves continue across the shoulders and bodice in a triangular shape. The jacket has insets of brown and gold raw silk at the chest, top of the front closing, and on the sleeves. The unlined, gored, A-line shirt has a high 3" wide waistband with a hook and eye closure. Side zipper. Raw silk brown and gold insets at the center front of the skirt, with two multi-color tabs at the wa…

  • Women's winter coat of black novelty wool from the 1940s

    Woman's winter coat of black novelty wool with Russian sable collar, and wide lapels. The coat is double breasted, has long narrow sleeves, and six black plastic disc buttons. One large patch pocket is on each side. The coat has a heavy ivory satin lining, and two mother-of-pearl buttons inside. Label: Traina Norell, N.Y., and Julie, Inc. Fisher Building Detroit.