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    Dress

    Norman Norell, Inc., manufacturer
    American, 1960 - 1972
    Norman Norell, designer
    American, 1900-1972
    Dress, ca. 1969
    Wool, crystal, plastic, metal, crepe yarn; twill weave, embroidered
    Center back length: 94 cm (37 inches)
    Gift of Loretta and Max Bernegger 1992.036.11

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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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    Cocktail dress

    Pierre Cardin, designer
    French, b. 1922
    Cocktail dress, ca.1970
    Wool, mirrored chrome metal; crepe-twist yarn, chain-link, appliqué, plain weave
    Center back length: 99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Gift of Isabelle Weinstein 1986.228.16

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    Palanquin (norimono) with Tokugawa and Ichijo Crests

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Palanquin (norimono) with Tokugawa and Ichijo Crests, late 18th Century- first half of the 19th Century
    Black lacquered wood with gold paint and incised metal fittings; ink and color on paper
    134.6 x 130.8 cm (53 x 51 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Brown University 2004.113

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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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    Chair/Table

    Richard Artschwager
    American, 1923 - 2013
    Chair/Table, 1980
    Formica (TM), wood and metal
    104.1 x 54.6 x 61 cm (41 x 21 1/2 x 24 inches) (chair)
    Museum purchase with funds from the bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson, by exchange 82.058

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    Green and Black Immaterial Curves

    Jésus Rafael Soto
    Venezuelan, 1923 - 2005
    Green and Black Immaterial Curves, 1966
    Wood, metal, and paint
    106 x 106 x 25.1 cm (41 3/4 x 41 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches)
    Nancy Sayles Day Collection of Modern Latin American Art 66.152

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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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    Rock Head

    David Hammons
    American, b.1943
    Rock Head, 2000
    Stone, hair, metal stand
    35.6 x 27.9 x 12.7 cm (14 x 11 x 5 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2001.31.1

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    Valentine Portable Typewriter and Case

    Ettore Sottsass, Jr., designer
    Italian, 1917-2007
    Perry A. King, designer
    British, b. 1938
    Olivetti Manufacturing Company, manufacturer
    Italian, 1908-present
    Valentine Portable Typewriter and Case, 1969
    Plastic, rubber and metal
    10.2 x 32.7 x 32.7 cm (4 x 12 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Glenn Gissler 2005.97.2

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    Open Door

    Mimi Smith
    American, b. 1942
    Open Door, 1974
    knotted thread, wood tape measures, screws
    221 x 114.3 cm (87 x 45 inches) installed
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2006.103

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    Maternity Dress

    Mimi Smith
    American, b. 1942
    Maternity Dress, 1966
    Plastic, vinyl, zipper, screws
    114.3 x 36.8 x 17.8 cm (45 x 14 1/2 x 7 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2007.8

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    table

    Unknown artist, American, New York; Philadelphia
    table, ca. 1825
    Mahogany, poplar, ash and pine with brass
    74.3 x 138.4 x 60.6 cm (29 5/16 x 54 1/2 x 23 7/8 inches) with leaves up
    Bequest of Frederick Lippitt 2007.98.16

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    Untitled

    Cathy Wilkes
    Irish, b.1967
    Untitled, 2008
    Linen, latex, china saucer, rosebuds, wire
    80 x 100 cm (31 1/2 x 39 3/8 inches)
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2008.40

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    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    Sequins, pearls and beads embroidered on net.
    Length: 35.6 cm (14 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.102

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    Textile sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti), designer
    Textile sample, 1940-1970
    Silk plain weave embellished with gold trim, beads, crystal stones and roses montees
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.134

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    Textile sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti), designer
    Textile sample, 1940-1970
    Silk plain weave embellished with sequins, beads, drop pendants, and rhinestones
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.138

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    Textile sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti), designer
    Textile sample, 1940-1970
    Silk plain weave embellished with sequins, pearls, cannetille, file, and beads
    Length: 24.1 cm (9 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.146

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    Gilded Frost and Jet Chandelier

    Dale Chihuly
    American, b. 1941
    Gilded Frost and Jet Chandelier, 2008
    Glass with metal armature
    121.9 x 274.3 x 228.6 cm (48 x 108 x 90 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund and gift of Chihuly Studio 2011.60

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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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    Woman's Jacket

    Junya Watanabe, designer
    Japanese, b. 1961
    Woman’s Jacket, 2008
    Cotton; rayon; polyester; metallic, yarn; metal, chain; brass, hook and eyes
    Center back length: 53.3 cm (21 inches)
    Museum Purchase 2009.62.1

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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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    Shaped Edge

    Don Hazlitt
    American, b. 1948
    Shaped Edge, 1980
    Oil on corrugated cardboard, wood dowels, and wire
    66.7 x 25.4 x 4.5 cm (26 3/16 x 10 x 1 13/16 inches) includes wire extension
    The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services 2009.59.9

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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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    untitled: 3brokenmonuments

    Phyllida Barlow
    English, b. 1944
    untitled: 3brokenmonuments, 2011
    Plywood, polystyrene, expanded foam, bonding plaster, cement, scrim, plastic, paint, expanded metal, fabric
    164.8 x 93 x 67.3 cm (64 7/8 x 36 5/8 x 26 1/2 inches) installed
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2011.76