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  • Chiffon Evening Dress, adorned with silk flowers, 1924

    Evening dress of blue chiffon over pink chiffon over metallic lace with pink silk lining. Neckline outlined with fabric flowers in shades of purple, mauve, yellow, pink, green; flowers have some gold embroidery and are interspersed with painted wooden beads in yellow and green. Dropped waistline. Blue hanging sash passes from back of right shoulder across front to left. Hem has wide band of metallic lace, trimmed with flowers. A lovely, early dress from the Firestone collection.This garment was …

  • Cotton Gauze Dress with Peasant-Style Embroidery, 1926

    Light beige cotton gauze dress with polychromatic, peasant-style, machine-embroidered designs in shades of red, turquoise, purple, green, yellow and pink. Bodice and sleeves have floral and leaf pattern. Smocking at hip line, back of neckline, and cuffs. Collar has turquoise cotton cord ties with tassels. Probably ready-to-wear. This garment was owned by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, daughter of Mr. Harvey Firestone of Detroit, Michigan. An important part of the collection, this dress was purchased…

  • Rhinestone Embroidered Gown of Black Netting, 1926

    Gown of black netting with seed pearl and rhinestone embroidery in a floral design on the bodice. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Embroidered Silk Crepe Day Dress, 1926

    Tridescent lavender silk-crepe day dress with embroidered medallion on front with initials, which was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Two Piece Silk Crepe Day Dress with Bandeau Collar, 1926

    Two piece cherry red silk crepe day dress with bandeau collar and soft sash ties at the side. The skirt is pleated at the sides and the dress is trimmed in black and multi-colored flower embroidery. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Silk Velvet Dinner Dress Accented with Seed Pearls and Rhinestones, 1926

    Dinner dress of fuchsia silk velvet accented with seed pearls and rhinestones. Dress has a tiered skirt with an uneven hem, which was popular in 1927. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Embroidered Georgette Blouse, 1926

    Beige georgette blouse embroidered wiht warm shades of brown flowers. Blouse has long sleeves and a crepe waistband with a bow on the side. This item was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.