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Leather

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    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America; Europe; China
    Women’s shoe, ca. 1810
    Silk satin weave embellished with metallic yarn, spangles, and silk ribbon
    22.2 cm (8 13/16 inches) (length)
    Gift of William Ely 37.335B

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    Women's Evening Shoes

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America; Europe; China
    Women’s Evening Shoes, ca. 1810
    Silk satin weave embellished with metallic yarn, spangles, and silk ribbon
    Gift of William Ely 37.335

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    Handbag

    Prada, designer
    Italian, 20th century
    Handbag, late 1930s-early 1940s
    Leather with silk lining, gold leaf; dyed, gilded, stamped, tooled
    27.9 x 19.1 cm (11 x 7 1/2 inches)
    Gift of L.J. Cella, III 1991.169.59

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    Lady's Writing Table and Chair

    Gorham Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    American, Providence, 1831-
    William Christmas Codman, designer
    English, 1839-1921
    Joseph Edward Straker, silversmith
    English, 1843-1912
    Franz Ziegler, modeler
    German, 1869-1934
    Potter and Company, cabinetmaker
    American, fl. 1878-1910
    Lady’s Writing Table and Chair, Lady’s writing table and chair, 1903
    Ebony, mahogany, boxwood, redwood, thuya wood, ivory, mother-of-pearl, silver, mirrored glass, and gilded tooled leather
    127 x 127 x 71.1 cm (50 x 50 x 28 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Thurber 58.095

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    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America; Europe; China
    Women’s shoe, ca. 1810
    Silk satin weave embellished with metallic yarn, spangles, and silk ribbon
    22.2 cm (8 13/16 inches) (length)
    Gift of William Ely 37.335A

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    Man's shoes

    Unknown artist, Korean
    Man’s shoes, ca. 1920
    Silk compound weave with silk applique and embroidery
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Nelson A., Laurance S. and David Rockefeller 56.082

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    Handbag

    N. Raddi, designer
    Italian, Early 20th century
    Handbag, late 1930s-early 1940s
    Leather, gold leaf; dyed, gilded, stamped
    22.9 x 27.9 cm (9 x 11 inches)
    Gift of L. J. Cella III 1990.129.20

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    Dress

    Bonnie Cashin, designer
    American, 1907-2000
    Dress, 1969
    Jersey knit, leather trim
    Gift of Philip Sills 80.171.21

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    Men's shoes

    T.M. Seabury, retailer
    Men’s shoes, late 19th century-early 20th century
    Leather with tooling, embroidery, cutwork, brass grommets, and silk pompom
    Height: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph K. Ott 79.077.13

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    Jumpsuit

    Bonnie Cashin, designer
    American, 1907-2000
    Bonnie Cashin Designs, Inc., design label
    1951 - 1985
    Jumpsuit, 1963
    Leather and machine-knit mohair with elastic waist and metal snaps
    Gift of Philip Sills 80.171.8

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    Women's shoes

    S. Cahill’s French Boot and Shoe Store, retailer
    Women’s shoes, mid-19th century
    Glazed leather with silk satin reverse applique, silk chain stitch embroidery, and silk trim.
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Marjorie Thayer 1990.118.1

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    Man's shoe

    Unknown artist, Arabian; Middle Eastern
    Man’s shoe, ca. 1900
    Dyed leather
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Harold P. Waterman 85.073E

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    Man's shoe

    Unknown artist, Arabian; Middle Eastern
    Man’s shoe, ca. 1900
    Dyed leather
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Harold P. Waterman 85.073D

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Manchu
    Women’s shoes, early 20th century
    Silk damask weave with silk applque and embroidery; sole of leather and cotton cording
    Gift of Phyllis L. Shelton 1999.40.3

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    Clutch or wallet

    Unknown artist, Moroccan
    Clutch or wallet, 1930s-1943
    Gilded leather
    Width: 17.8 cm (7 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.244

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, Indian
    Purse, 1900 - 1950
    Silk plain weave with silk embroidery
    Gift of N. David Scotti 85.043.2

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    Valet chair

    Hans J. Wegner, designer
    Danish, 1914-2007
    Valet chair, 1953
    Teak, oak, leather, brass
    94 x 50.8 x 51.1 cm (37 x 20 x 20 1/8 inches)
    Walter H. Kimball Fund 1987.015

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    Wallet or purse

    Unknown artist, Moroccan
    Wallet or purse, 1930s-1943
    Gilded and stamped leather
    Width: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 43.246

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    Child's shoes (mojari)

    Unknown artist, Indo-Pakistani
    Child’s shoes (mojari), Early 20th Century
    Leather with metal-wrapped yarn embroidery
    16.5 x 5.7 cm (6 1/2 x 2 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Anne G. Cann 1992.058.6

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    Men's shoes

    John Lobb, designer
    Men’s shoes, 1960s
    Leather
    Length: 27.9 cm (11 inches)
    Gift of Arnold Scaasi 1991.029

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    Boot tights

    Anne Klein and Co., design label
    American, est. 1965
    Donna Karan, head designer
    American, b.1948
    Boot tights, early 1980s
    Viscose, nylon, elastic, leather, warp knit, pile
    97.8 x 24.1 x 7.9 cm (38 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Peggy Cone 2001.73.83

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    Shoes and matching clogs

    Unknown artist, English, England; France
    Shoes and matching clogs, 1740-1749
    Silk brocade, leather soles, lined with linen(shoes); silk brocade, leather soles, lined with kid (clogs)
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.840

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist
    Women’s shoes, 1770s-1780s
    Silk rib weave with silk embroidery and cast metal buckle
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. F. M. Broderick 47.030

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    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist, England; France; U.S.A.; United States of America
    Women’s shoe, 1790s
    Dyed leather
    Length: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Mrs. Hope Brown Russell 09.838

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America
    Women’s shoes, 1810s
    Silk plain weave with silk embroidery and leather trim
    Length: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Paul Fletcher 82.076.10

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    Women's boots

    Unknown artist, American
    Women’s boots, ca. 1860
    Silk plain weave with silk laces
    Length: 26 cm (10 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Francis Boardman 55.025.31

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    Tunic

    Bonnie Cashin, designer
    American, 1907-2000
    Philip Sills & Co., manufacturer
    American, 1946 - 1977
    Tunic, 1967
    Leather; appliqué
    Gift of Philip Sills 80.171.17A

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    Un Ballo in Maschera (Courtiers V)

    Yinka Shonibare, MBE
    British, b.1962
    Un Ballo in Maschera (Courtiers V), 2004
    Three mannequins on glass bases, Dutch wax-printed cotton fabric, and leather shoes
    170.2 x 304.8 x 182.9 cm (67 x 120 x 72 inches) (overall)
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2005.52

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    Top hat worn by a member of the Goddard family

    Shelton and Co.
    British
    Top hat worn by a member of the Goddard family, mid 19th century
    Silk plush
    Height: 19.1 cm (7 1/2 inches)
    Gift of the Goddard family 2005.89.21

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    Samurai Coat

    Liz Collins
    American, b. 1968
    Samurai Coat, fall 2001
    Cowhide, angora, cashmere and merino wool; machine knit
    Center back length: 112.4 cm (44 1/4 inches)
    Gift of the Artist 2006.108.2

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    Leg Armor and Bands

    Manish Arora
    Indian, b.1972
    Leg Armor and Bands, 2008-2009
    Leather; plastic
    Height: 68 cm (26 3/4 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.21.2.1

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    Leg Armor

    Manish Arora
    Indian, b.1972
    Leg Armor, 2008-2009
    Leather with plastic coating, laser-etched
    Height: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches) (leg bands)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.21.2.2

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    Butterfly-print dress

    Alexander McQueen, designer
    English, 1969 - 2010
    Alexander McQueen, design house
    est. 1992
    Butterfly-print dress, 2008
    Silk, leather belt; plain weave, printed
    Center back length: 99.1 cm (39 inches) dress
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2009.39

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    Women's shoes

    Roger Vivier, designer
    French, b. 1913
    Saks Fifth Avenue, retailer
    American, 20th century
    Women’s shoes, late 1960’s
    Gilt leather embellished with rhinestones
    Gift of Paula Granoff 2009.45.9

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    Woman's Jacket

    Rick Owens, designer
    American, b.1962
    Woman’s Jacket, 2008
    Leather; cotton; rayon; velcro
    Center back length: 59.9 cm (23 9/16 inches)
    Museum purchase 2009.63

  • Objects

    Women's shoes

    Prada
    Italian, 20th century
    Women’s shoes, ca. 2000
    Silk velvet embellished with rhinestones
    Length: 30.5 cm (12 inches) (tip to heel)
    Gift of Celeste Cooper 2009.119.13

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    Cashin Carry for Coach

    Coach, design label
    American, est. 1941
    Bonnie Cashin, designer
    American, 1907-2000
    Cashin Carry for Coach, 1962
    Leather, cotton, zipper metal closure; hand tooled
    Length: 53.3 cm (21 inches)
    Gift in Honor of Shirley V. Errickson, RISD BFA 1948, Apparel and Painting 2009.118.1

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    Women's shoes

    Maud Frizon, designer
    French, b. 1941
    Women’s shoes, 1980s
    Cotton plain weave with gilt leather trim
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of John W. Wall in memory of Mary S. Wall 2011.22.2

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    Ensemble styled by Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi

    United Arrows, collaborator
    Japanese
    Liberty, collaborator
    British, 1885
    Hello Kitty, Sanrio Co., Ltd., collaborator
    Japanese
    Paraboot, manufacturer
    French
    Ensemble styled by Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi, 2010
    cotton; printed plain weave (jacket, trousers, vest), cotton; plain weave (shirt), silk; satin weave (tie), leather, rubber (shoes)
    Gift of United Arrows Ltd. 2013.21.1