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Satin weave

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    Dress

    Unknown artist, American
    Dress, 1884
    Silk brocade and satin weave, trimmed with chenille
    Center back length: 61 cm (24 inches) (bodice)
    Gift of Miss Beatrice McCloy 60.068.2

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    Man's nightcap

    Unknown artist, English
    Man’s nightcap, ca. 1580
    Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, metallic thread, and metal sequins, and trimmed with metallic-thread lace
    Height: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.042

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    Women's shoes

    Maxen-Gantiez, retailer
    French
    Women’s shoes, ca. 1925
    Silk satin weave embellished with jet beads and rhinestones
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of the grand-daughters of Mrs. Robert Ives Gammel: Mrs. Carlton R. Mabely, Jr., and Mrs. Curtis B. Brooks 67.005.8

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    Lounging pajamas

    Jessie Franklin Turner, designer
    American, 1881-1956
    Lounging pajamas, 1934-35
    Silk; satin weave
    Center back length: 142.9 cm (56 1/4 inches) (sleeve edge)
    Anonymous gift 56.013

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian, Italy
    Textile fragment, 16th century
    Silk
    Length: 27.9 cm (11 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.188

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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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    Needlework panel

    Unknown artist, English, England
    Needlework panel, first half of the 17th century
    Silk; mica (mineral); pearl
    38.1 x 53.3 cm (15 x 21 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 27.168

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    Apparel textile length

    Attributed to Raoul Dufy
    French, 1877-1953
    Atuyer-Bianchini-Ferier, manufacturer
    French, est. 1888
    Apparel textile length, ca. 1912
    Block-printed silk, satin weave
    Width: 86.4 cm (34 inches) (selvage)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 51.463

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    Dress

    Christian Dior
    French, 1905-1957
    Dress, Fall/Winter 1954
    Silk; satin weave
    Center back length: 106.7 cm (42 inches)
    Gift of Ronald and Lillian Dick 2001.83.17

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    Evening dress

    Maria Monaci Gallenga
    Italian
    Evening dress, ca. 1920
    Silk, metallic pigment, metallic yarn
    Center back length: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Beatrice Murray Willis 2006.25.4

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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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    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs)

    Brooks Uniform Co., tailor
    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs), ca. 1928
    Wool crepe coat with silk velvet collar, wool crepe trousers, silk plain weave dickie
    Center back length: 100.3 cm (39 1/2 inches) (jacket)
    Gift of Joan Avillez 2011.84

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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