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    Coat and Dress

    André Courrèges, designer
    French, b. 1923
    Bonwit Teller, retailer
    American, 20th century
    Coat and Dress, ca. 1966
    Cotton piqué with plastic buttons
    99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Gift of Ms. Laraine Runci 82.118

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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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    Dimension Tea and Coffee Service

    John Prip, designer
    American, 1922-2009
    Reed & Barton, manufacturer
    American, 1824-
    Dimension Tea and Coffee Service, 1961
    Silverplate with vinyl-wrapped handles
    Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund 1999.15

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    Hat

    Elsa Schiaparelli, designer
    French, 1890-1973
    Rose’s, retailer
    Hat, Early 1950’s
    Cotton, synthetic, plastic; net, cut warp pile, embellished
    Diameter: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    Gift of Janet MacCausland 1986.132.2

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, Persian; American
    Purse, 1940s
    Silk plain weave with silk embroidery and plastic clasp
    22.2 x 15.2 cm (8 13/16 x 6 inches)
    Gift of N. David Scotti 85.043.3

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    Armchair

    Eero Saarinen, designer
    American, 1910-1961
    Knoll International, Inc., manufacturer
    American, 1938-
    Armchair, 1957
    Fiberglass-reinforced plastic, cast aluminum, wool
    81.3 x 66 cm (32 x 26 inches)
    Gift of The Athenaeum Bookbinders 1998.32

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    Heart Cone Chair

    Verner Panton, designer
    Danish, 1926-1998
    Plus-linje, manufacturer
    Danish, 1959-
    Heart Cone Chair, 1959
    Aluminum, steel, plastic, and wool upholstery
    90.2 x 96.5 x 63.5 cm (35 1/2 x 38 x 25 inches)
    Museum Acquisition Fund 2002.23

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    Stacking chair

    In the style of Joe Cesare Colombo, designer
    Italian, 1930-1971
    Stacking chair, ca. 1965
    Molded plastic
    73 x 44.7 x 45.7 cm (28 3/4 x 17 5/8 x 18 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Samuel Cate 2003.97.1

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    Stacking Chairs

    Possibly Joe Cesare Colombo, designer
    Italian, 1930-1971
    Stacking Chairs, ca. 1965
    Molded plastic
    73 x 44.7 x 45.7 cm (28 13/16 x 17 5/8 x 18 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Samuel Cate 2003.97.2

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    Mar Caribe [Carribean Sea]

    Tony Capellán
    Dominican, b. 1955
    Mar Caribe [Carribean Sea], 1996
    Plastic and rubber sandals with barbed wire
    dimensions variable
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2005.10

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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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    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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    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    Design of sequins on raw silk.
    Length: 27.9 cm (11 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.100

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    Embroidery sample

    Miss Anea (pseudonym of Anea Tonnegotti), designer
    Embroidery sample, 1940-1970
    Design and fringe of seed beads, pearls and crystal on silk jersey.
    Length: 45.7 cm (18 inches)
    Gift of Hope Grayson and John Simon 2008.73.101

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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 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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    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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    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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    Diamond

    Steve Keister
    American, b. 1949
    Diamond, 1991
    Corrugated plastic
    41.9 x 41.3 x 27.9 cm (16 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 11 inches)
    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 2009.59.12

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    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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    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