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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.

  • Evening gown of ecru lace from the 1930s

    This women's evening gown of ecru lace with ecru chiffon underskirt is sleeveless with wide shoulder straps and a scoop neckline front and back. It has a wide lace collar or ruffle with a scalloped edge which covers the bodice front and back. The plain, flared skirt is ankle length. It has a wide suede belt covered by the same ecru lace, with a rhinestone buckle. There is a loose, waist length jacket with short sleeves having wide mink fur cuffs. It is scalloped around the entire edge and …

  • Silver Tissue Evening Gown with Cape, 1933

    Textured silver tissue evening gown, bias cut with a flared skirt at the hem. There is also an over cape of royal blue velvet trimmed with silver tissue inserts on the back. This item was owned by Frances Dodge (November 27, 1914 – January 24, 1971), who was the eldest daughter of John Francis Dodge (co-founder of Dodge Motor Company) and his third wife, Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson).

  • Silk Velvet Evening Gown with Rhinestone Clasp, 1933

    Gray-beige silk velvet evening gown accented on the small of the back with pleated, fan-shaped velvet. Details include a rhinestone clasp on the back and trim of silver braid. The sleeves are slit and weighted, which was popular in 1933. This item was owned by Frances Dodge (November 27, 1914 – January 24, 1971), who was the eldest daughter of John Francis Dodge (co-founder of Dodge Motor Company) and his third wife, Matilda Rausch Dodge (Wilson).