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Polyester

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    Pleats Please Guest Artist Series, no. 1

    Issey Miyake, designer
    Japanese, b. 1938
    Yasumasa Morimura
    Japanese, b. 1951
    Pleats Please Guest Artist Series, no. 1, 1997
    Printed and heat-set pleated polyester knit
    Center back length: 137.8 cm (54 1/4 inches)
    Gift of the artist 1997.25

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    Bikini

    Rudi Gernreich, designer
    American, 1922-1985
    Harmon Knitwear, manufacturer
    American, 20th century
    Bikini, 1971
    polyester; cotton; rubber
    67.3 cm (26 1/2 inches) (center back length) two pieces measured together for display, with 8 1/4” b
    Walter H. Kimball Fund 1995.008

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    Untitled (Grey Plank)

    John McCracken
    American, 1934 -2011
    Untitled (Grey Plank), 1978
    Polyester, fiberglass, wood
    229.2 x 46.4 x 7 cm (90 1/4 x 18 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2000.99

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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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    A Touch of the Bubbly

    POLLACK & Associates, designer
    A Touch of the Bubbly, RISD Museum Collection, “Women’s Work: A Common Thread”, Spring 2007
    Acrylic, wool, polyester; jacquard knit
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches) (each)
    Gift of POLLACK 2007.93.11.1

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    A Touch of the Bubbly

    POLLACK & Associates, designer
    A Touch of the Bubbly, RISD Museum Collection, “Women’s Work: A Common Thread”, Spring 2007
    Acrylic, wool, polyester; jacquard knit
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches) (each)
    Gift of POLLACK 2007.93.11.2

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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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    Dress

    Junya Watanabe, designer
    Japanese, b. 1961
    Comme des Garçons, design label
    Japanese
    Dress, 2008
    Cotton plain weave, printed; rayon and polyester braid embellishment
    Center back length: 153.7 cm (60 1/2 inches)
    Museum Purchase 2009.61.1

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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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    Limited Edition Butterfly Print Hoodie

    Damien Hirst, designer
    English, b. 1965
    Adrian Nyman
    American, b. 1965
    Limited Edition Butterfly Print Hoodie, 2008
    Polyester, cotton; knit, printed
    Center back length: 78.7 cm (31 inches)
    Museum Purchase 2009.61.2

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    Menahem Mendel Hat

    Anna Gitelson-Kahn
    Israeli, b. 1974
    Menahem Mendel Hat, In his Shabbat’s Best, 2009
    PVC Coated polyester, acetate, sisal; machine knit, hand pile insertion
    17.8 x 31.8 cm (7 x 12 1/2 inches)
    Gift of the artist 2009.102.1

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    Menahem Mendel Suit (jacket and skirt)

    Anna Gitelson-Kahn
    Israeli, b. 1974
    Menahem Mendel Suit (jacket and skirt), In his Shabbat’s Best, 2009
    Wool, silk, cashmere; machine knit, single jersey, cables.
    Center back length: 59.7 cm (23 1/2 inches) (jacket)
    Phil Seibert Alumni Acquisition Fund 2009.101.1

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    Untitled

    Stella Waitzkin
    American, 1920 - 2003
    Untitled, n. d.
    Polyester resin
    27.6 x 25.1 x 20.3 cm (10 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 8 inches)
    Gift of the Waitzkin Memorial Library Trust 2011.43