• Denim Jacket, about 1973

    Worn by the son of Elenore Lehmann Herkommer of Beverly Hills, Michigan, this is a great example of a young boy's waist-length jean jacket of the 1970s, when mass-produced rugged wear formerly reserved for the farm and ranch became fashionable casual wear among all social classes. Patches with a variety of images and slogans were a popular way of personalizing and adding visual interest to a piece, even if the wearer did not necessarily grasp their meanings (Schlitz, for example, was a popular b…

  • Ballgown of creamy white satin with jewel neckline from the 1970s

    This women's ballgown of creamy white satin has a fitted bodice with jewel neckline and long sleeves. The skirt is gathered at the waist, and has a side seam pocket. There are large rhinestones and silver beads at the neckline and cuffs. There is a back zipper closure. Label: "DESIGNED BY SARMI, NEW YORK," and "BONWIT TELLER." Worn by Mrs. Helen Milliken at 1970 and 1974 inaugural balls, her husband was the governor of Michigan from 1969 to 1983. He had previously served as Michigan's Lieu…

  • Silk jersey dress from the 1970s

    Woman's silk jersey dress in fuschia and black floral signature print. It has a round scoop neck, straight loose sleeves, a straight bodice, and a slightly flaring skirt that begins at the hipline. The dress zips down the back. Label: Emilio Pucci, Florence, Italy. Saks 5th Avenue, Emilio Pucci Boutique.

  • Black wool knit Women's chemise from the 1960s or 70s

    This black wool knit woman's chemise is slightly fitted but has no waist. The cap sleeves have indentations and square gussets at the armholes. There is fringed suede around the neck and down the front on either side of a heavy zipper reaching to above waist level. A concealed zipper closure runs down the back of the dress. Label: " Pierre Cardin, Paris, New York" Also instructions for the care of leather.

  • Wool challis black, green, purple, red and white geometric print dress from the 1960s or 70s

    This wool challis black, green, purple, red and white geometric print woman's dress has a plain round neck with no collar, long straight sleeves with cuffs and covered buttons. The front is plain and slightly gathered at the waist seam. The dress zips up the back. The dress is part of an ensemble which includes a black knit jumper. The jumper is a chemise with a mandarin collar and large black button at the shoulder. The skirt is slit to the waist. There is a narrow black leather belt. …

  • Women's off-white, wool twill evening coat from the 1960s or 70s

    Woman's off-white, wool twill evening coat. The ankle length garment has seam pockets, and is single breasted with four bound button closings, mandarin collar, and raglan sleeves. The lower half of coat has applied bright red and black exagerated scallops. Label: B.H. Wragge. Worn by fashion-beauty consultant Mira Linder.

  • A- line street-length dress of wool jersey from the 1970s

    Woman's A- line, flared, street-length dress of wool jersey has a yellow, red, black, and purple abstract stripe pattern with "Ken Scott" written randomly through the pattern. The dress has a pointed spread collar, and long narrow sleeves with roll back cuffs. Six fabric covered buttons with loops are used as front closures. The belt loops and a sash tie belt are of self fabric. Label: "Ken Scott Made in Italy."