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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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    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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    Dress

    Manish Arora
    Indian, b.1972
    Dress, 2008
    Synthetic-yarn plain weave with laser-cut PVC applique, metallic trim, and sequin and bead embellishment
    Center back length: 99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.21.1

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    Dinner dress

    Ralph Rucci, designer
    American, b. 1957
    Chado Ralph Rucci, design label
    American, 1994
    Dinner dress, 2008
    Cotton; synthetic; feathers
    121.9 cm (48 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr. 2011.85.14