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  • Lime Green Dress with Embroidered Overlay

    Mid-length lime green chiffon dress, beige neckline facing on bodice and 2 inch shoulder straps, heavily embroidered beige net overlay, crepe lining, hook and eye closure. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Olive Green Dress

    Full Length velvet dress, olive green in color with a sash, and light tan inset blouse with bow tie at neck. ¾ length set in sleeves, free hanging pockets. Circa 1920-1929.

  • Long Black Ruffled Skirt

    Long silk and lace skirt, black with layers of pleated ruffles at hem. Trimmed with velvet and ribbons, hook and eye closure. Circa 1850-1859.

  • Long Nurses Uniform

    Long nurses uniform, woven grey cotton, long gathered sleeves, front bodice panel, and pleated skirt. White trim on collar, cuffs, and apron. Button closure on apron and large pockets. Tag on garment reads ‘Ruth Elenor Heidtman’. Mainbocher brand, circa 1940-1949.

  • Matching Coat and Dress

    Two piece set consisting of an overcoat and knee length, short sleeve dress, taupe in color. Coat is double breasted, lined, with straight flap pockets. Sheath style dress with kimono cap sleeve, front and back yokes, side seam pockets, and zipper closure in back. Circa 1960-1979.

  • Matching Coat and Dress

    Two piece wool gabardine set consisting of an overcoat and knee length, sleeveless dress, light blue in color. Coat is single breasted, lined, with placket pockets, invisible button closure, with button visible at neckline. Dress is princess style with two decorative buttons at neckline, front and back yokes, hook and eye closure at left shoulder and zipper on left side. ‘Ben Zuckerman for Bonwit Teller” on label, circa 1960-1979.

  • Silk Taffeta Dress with Jacket

    Blue silk taffeta dress and matching jacket. Dress has spaghetti straps, gathered waist, and ruffled hem. Jacket has heavy ruffles around cuffs, as well as around neckline, front of jacket and hem. Bill Blass, circa 1940-1959.

  • Two Piece Embroidered Dress

    Two piece dress consisting of long skirt and long sleeve top, navy blue in color. Skirt has sets of pleats, three each, around skirt, which are open on the bottom third with embroidered flower where loose pleats begin, hook and eye closure in back. Top is lined and features boning, also has floral embroidery around neckline and on shoulders, at cuffs, and creates a V-neck look on back. Embroidered dicky style insert with high neck, and hook and eye closure at back of neck. Top also features …

  • Two Piece Floral Print Dress

    Two piece dress consisting of long skirt and long sleeved top. Ecru in color with floral print. Skirt is ecru with floral print panel outer skirt and bustle. Top has floral print panels in front and back, with leg-o-mutton style sleeve in ecru with floral print fabric, lace and ruffles on lower 1/3 of sleeve. High collar with piping, lavender fabric inner ruffle, front pleats with lace, boning, and covered buttons. Wide lace at waist. Circa 1880-1889.

  • Two Piece Beaded Dress

    Two piece dress set consisting of skirt and top, sepia brown in color. Long skirt is lined with decorative ruffle at hem, front pleats, and bustle. Top is weskit style with stand-up collar, long set-in sleeves, fitted waist, boning, and inner closure at waist. Bodice has twenty three round buttons down front, each with crocheted covering; also, extensive beading on cuffs, neckline, and down the front. Owen, Detroit, circa 1880s.

  • Long Bue and Ivory Dress

    Long dress with long sleeves. Light blue in color with lace inserts and black ribbon trim. Lace is on lower third of sleeve with light blue fabric fringed cuff, with lace ruffle and buttons. The same features are found around hem and decorative straps on the top. Lace insert with high neck on bodice of dress, plated skirt at hem. Circa 1900-1909.

  • Two Piece Silk Taffeta Girl's Outfit, about 1892

    Two-piece outfit consisting of pleated skirt and jumper-style bodice with long-sleeved, tucked white cambric chemisette. Skirt and bodice of silk taffeta, printed blue with brown spots. Bodice stand collar, fall collar, cuffs and hem trimmed with machine lace. Opens center-back with 22 mother-of-pearl buttons. Skirt stiffened with buckram lining. Machine-sewn except for hand-stitched hem. Dressmaker made. This fashionable young lady's bodice and skirt is notable for its exquisite construction an…

  • Boy's Velveteen Norfolk Knicker Suit, 1890-1910

    Brown velveteen Norfolk knicker suit. Collar-less, round-necked, double-breasted jacket faced with cotton and silk satin. Opens on right side; two rows of mother-of-pearl buttons, one functional. Two pleats on front, one pleat on back, with self-fabric belt passing through openings in pleats. Two patch pockets. Set-in sleeves, no cuffs. Straight-legged knickers with one snap at each hip. Inner waist band of white muslin with buttonholes. Two darts in back. Small open fly at inseam has been hand-…

  • Child's Jester Costume, 1880-1910

    Multi-piece jester costume of pink and light blue satin, trimmed with lace, bells, sequin, metallic beads. Includes jacket, knickers, cap, sash, and playing card plaques with spade and diamond appliques. Cap secures to head with elastic. Collar, sleeves, waist and jacket and knicker hems finished in triangular points with bell hanging from each point. Lace trim at neck, shoulders, sleeve ends, and knicker hems. Jacket has two patch pockets, hammered wire hook-and-eye closures, white glazed cotto…

  • Three-piece Beaded Satin Evening Dress, about 1950

    Three-piece violet satin evening dress covered with violet bugle beads in random pattern. Separate bodice has heart-shaped neckline with 1 wide straps and 1-1/2 fold-over satin neckline. Bodice built over corselette with attached garters. Separate straight skirt with hip pockets. Separate unbeaded satin belt.

  • Three Piece Knitted Wool Dress Ensemble, 1951-1952

    Three-piece yellow knitted wool jersey ensemble. Jacket has jewel neckline, bracelet-length sleeves, narrow cuffs, curved seams, mock flap pockets above bustline. Skirt front has inverted pleat. Bodice has jewel neckline, cap sleeves. Clothing label: MAINBOCHER INC. Mrs. Firestone rarely wore yellow, so this is an unusual choice for her.This garment was owned by Mrs. Harvey Firestone of Detroit, Michigan.

  • Silk Moire Suit with Asymmetrical Closure, 1951

    Navy blue silk moire suit. Asymmetrical closure with faceted jet buttons. Long sleeves, shallow cuffs, straight skirt. Clothing label: BALENCIAGA/10 AVENUE GEORGE V/PARIS. Handwritten on tag sewn on back of label: 36.938.

  • Woman's Grey Polka Dot Two Piece Suit, 1953

    Medium gray suit, possibly silk and wool, woven with light gray dots. Bodice has standing collar edged with blue crepe. Elbow-length sleeves with fullness gathered into small cuff. Skirt snaps onto bodice. Three buttons continue down skirt to hipline. Lined with navy silk. Clothing label: PRINTEMPS-ETE 1953/Christian Dior/PARIS/MADE IN FRANCE. Stamped on label: 33795.

  • Dress with Jacket, 1959

    Dark raspberry-pink linen dress and jacket with cut-out stylized leaf design backed with matching pink silk organza. Pink cotton lining. Strapless bodice; 3/4 inch linen belt ties in front. Bolero-style jacket with raglan sleeves, two self-fabric button closures; lapels fold back on either side of square neckline.

  • Wool Flannel Suit with Raglan Sleeves, 1950

    Dark-gray wool flannel suit. Raglan sleeves with turn-back cuff. Three-button diagonal trim at front of each shoulder. Seam at jacket waistline. Padded peplum with flap pockets. Hook and eye closures. Narrow skirt has pleat in front and back. Dark gray silk faille lining. Clothing label: Christian Dior/PARIS/MADE IN FRANCE. Stamped on label: 15393. Handwritten on tag sewn on back of label: 21721. This may be one of the most stunning suits in any collection: it is understated and perfectly tailor…