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Nylon

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    Dress

    Oscar de la Renta, designer
    Dominican, 1932 - 2014
    Dress, 1966
    Nylon, cellophane, crystals, sequins; machine lace, embroidered
    Center back length: 86.4 cm (34 inches)
    Gift of Adele Seton 1987.075.3

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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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    Dress

    Jacques Griffe
    French, b. 1917
    Dress, 1951
    Silk, nylon; plain weave
    Center back length: 95.3 cm (37 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Ronald and Lillian Dick 2001.83.10

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    Eagle Heart and Wildcat

    Pippi Zornoza
    American, b.1978
    Eagle Heart and Wildcat, Printed and Pinned, 2005
    Color screenprint on nylon
    Image: 55.6 x 27.8 cm (21 7/8 x 10 15/16 inches)
    Museum purchase: Gift of the Artists’ Development Fund of the Rhode Island Foundation 2005.76.9

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    Lightning Bolt (textile sample)

    POLLACK & Associates, designer
    Lightning Bolt (textile sample), RISD Museum Collection, “Women’s Work: A Common Thread”, Spring 2007
    Polyester, wool, and nylon jacquard weave
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches) (each)
    Gift of POLLACK 2007.93.8.5

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    Lightning Bolt (textile sample)

    POLLACK & Associates, designer
    Lightning Bolt (textile sample), RISD Museum Collection, “Women’s Work: A Common Thread”, Spring 2007
    Polyester, wool, and nylon jacquard weave
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches) (each)
    Gift of POLLACK 2007.93.8.7

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    Lightning Bolt (textile sample)

    POLLACK & Associates, designer
    Lightning Bolt (textile sample), RISD Museum Collection, “Women’s Work: A Common Thread”, Spring 2007
    Polyester, wool, and nylon jacquard weave
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches) (each)
    Gift of POLLACK 2007.93.8.8

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    Dress

    Anne Klein and Co., design house
    American, est. 1965
    Isabel Toledo, head designer
    Cuban-American, b. 1961
    Dress, 2007
    Wool; nylon
    Center back length: 101.6 cm (40 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 2008.70.1

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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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    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    Sequins and beads on velvet with ribbon label.
    Length: 40.6 cm (16 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.153

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    Sweater and Skirt Set

    Ottavio Missoni, designer
    Italian, b. 1921
    Rosita Missoni, designer
    Italian, b. 1931
    Sweater and Skirt Set
    Wool and nylon knit
    Center back length: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 inches) (sweater)
    Gift of Nina Salter 2009.26

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    Wandering Lines

    Sophie Roet, designer
    English
    Clockwork Studios, associated artist/maker
    English
    Wandering Lines, 2001
    Silk, nylon, and polyester plain weave
    Length: 86.4 cm (34 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2009.42

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    Woman's cocktail dress

    Norman Norell, designer
    American, 1900-1972
    Traina-Norell, manufacturer
    American, 1941-1960
    Woman’s cocktail dress, ca. 1949
    Silk, nylon; satin weave, cut warp pile
    Center back length: 106.7 cm (42 inches) (dress)
    Gift of Mark Pollack 2009.71.2

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    Woman's suit and vest

    Emily Moon, designer
    Saena Chung, associated artist/maker
    Woman’s suit and vest, 2007/2008
    Wool; rayon; nylon
    Center back length: 61 cm (24 inches) (jacket)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund See preferred credit line 2009.69.1

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    Women's top

    Martin Margiela, designer
    Belgian, 1957
    Women’s top, ca. 2005
    Nylon; machine knit
    Center back length: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 2010.24.3