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    Evening Dress

    Metz. & Co., retailer
    Dutch, 1913 - 1981
    Liberty of London, Inc., textile designer
    English, founded 1875
    B. Altman Co., retailer
    American, 20th century
    Evening Dress, ca. 1924
    silk; metallic yarn; glass beads; compound weave
    Center back length: 109.2 cm (43 inches)
    Museum Collection S84.123A

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    Dress

    Callot Soeurs
    French, fl. 1895
    Dress, ca. 1920
    Silk; metallic yarn; beads
    Length: 121.9 cm (48 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Barbara Deering Danielson 82.308.1

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, American
    Purse, ca. 1914
    Metal mesh with glass bead embellishment; metal frame and chain
    Gift of Harold Duncan 71.106.1

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    Dress

    Unknown artist, French, France
    Dress, ca. 1912
    Silk, beads, metallic thread: panné velvet, satin, chiffon, net, chenille, embroidery, passementerie, appliqué
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Everett Crawford 74.032.6

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    Vase

    Probably Mt. Washington Glass Company
    American, 1876-1894
    Vase, ca. 1880-1890
    Glass
    Height: 13.3 cm (5 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Harold Leavitt 2001.47.4

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    Backless Blouse

    Basso and Brooke, design label
    Bruno Basso, designer
    Brazilian, b. 1978
    Chris Brooke, designer
    English, b. 1978
    Backless Blouse, 2008
    Rayon plain weave embellished with metallic yarn, metal sequins, and beads
    Length: 44.5 cm (17 1/2 inches) (greatest)
    Museum Purchase 2009.62.2

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    Evening dress, haute couture

    Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, design label
    French, 1883-1971
    Karl Lagerfeld, designer
    German, b. 1938
    Evening dress, haute couture, 2009
    Silk, vinyl, beads
    Length: 113 cm (44 1/2 inches) (center back)
    Gift of Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr. 2011.85.3