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  • Coral Silk Evening Dress, about 1935

    Sleeveless floor-length dress with matching long-sleeve jacket in coral silk crepe. V-shaped neckline in front and back; floating curved panels over bust; sewn tucks over midriff. Self-fabric button closure in back leaves small, diamond-shaped opening in middle of back. Short half-belt in back. Seams curved over hips with slight fullness below knees. Weighted bottom. China silk half-slip in matching color. Waist-length, double-breasted jacket with suplice closure and 2 self-fabric buttons. No co…

  • Black Velvet Dinner Dress, 1933

    Black silk velvet dinner dress. Scooped neckline with trim and bow of white fur, possibly rabbit, ermine or weasel. Short, puffy inset sleeves. Flared bottom. This garment was owned by Mrs. Harvey Firestone of Detroit, Michigan.A photograph shows Mrs. Firestone wearing this dress with a black beret in January 1933 at a function for The Oxford Group in Akron, Ohio.