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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.

  • Women's ensemble with dress made of crepon from the 1940s

    This woman's ensemble has a dress made of crepon with a geometric design of orange, green, purple, fuschia and white. Natural waistline. Wrist- length sleeves with light shoulder pads and two button cuffs. It buttons to the waist and has a side zipper. The U-shaped neckline is trimmed with a self ruffle. The skirt has 1/2" pleats sewn down 10". Knee length. There is a 1/4" wide self belt. It hs a matching purple, velveteen hip-length woman's jacket with lapels faced with the same lining mate…

  • Black and cerise wool plaid dress from the 1950s

    This black and cerise wool plaid dress has a bodice of cerise crepe with a plain neck and short sleeves. The bodice is attached to a full skirt with wide box pleats. There is a stiff net nylon underskirt attached. It has a matching waist length jacket with three self-buttons down the front. The jacket sleeves are elbow-length. Label: "Scassi". Label:"Julie Inc, Fisher Building, Detroit". It has a matching hat #1969.132.014.

  • Long sleeved dress of black wool from the 1930s

    This long sleeved woman's dress of black wool wool has a "V" shaped front insert of black Persian lamb at the neckline as well as a similar insert in back from neck to hemline. There are two square gold buttons 1 1/4" at shoulder on left side. The dress has a waist line with a fold of material down left side and pleats hooked by ribbon on inside. The left side fastening has seven eyes and one hook. The belt has two gold buttons, and a leather lining. The matching black Persian lamb, short…

  • Women's beige silk shantung ensemble from the 1960s

    Woman's beige silk shantung ensemble comprised of a sleeveless shift and coat. The shift has a jewel neckline, and ribbon-embroidered flowers in orange, yellow, rust and green. The front panel of the skirt is lined in crepe, and there is a back zipper closure. The double breasted coat has covered buttons, flap pockets and a wide collar. Worn by donor. Label: Cardinal, Detroit.

  • Re-embroidered cloque evening dress from the 1960s

    This re-embroidered cloque evening dress with stole has a silvery white ground with geometric padded areas outlined with silver thread. The sleeveless dress of just below knee length is princess-cut. It has a cowl neck in front continuing to a deep "V" in the back. There are pockets hidden in the front side seams. The snap closing in back is ornamented with a large self pompom. The dress is lined in white silk. The stole falls over the shoulder to hem length and the folds are tacked down to…

  • Women's four piece tobogganing outfit from the early twentieth century

    1- Woman's four piece tobogganing outfit. Heavy cinnamon wool plush (mohair blend?). a) Jacket. Double-breasted (Russian blouse). High stand-up collar. Long tight sleeves with flaring cuffs. Mid-thigh length. Two pleated pockets with rounded corners on front, fastens with three blue covered buttons on shoulder. Wide self-belt, collar, cuffs and hem have embroidered blue sleds and large dots, lined with navy blue silk. b) Skirt. Boot top length, no waistband, gros grain inner band, A-line.…

  • 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. …