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    Chemise dress

    Cristóbal Balenciaga

    Ca. 1957
    Chemise dress
    Wool bouclé yarn twill weave
    98.7 cm (38 7/8 inches) (center back length)
    Museum purchase with funds from the Fine Arts Committee and Mary B. Jackson Fund 1997.83

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    Dress

    Manish Arora

    2008
    Dress
    Synthetic, yarn; Polyvinyl chloride; metallic, thread; sequins; beads
    Center back length: 99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.21.1

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    Backless Blouse

    Basso and Brooke

    2008
    Backless Blouse
    Rayon plain weave embellished with metallic yarn, metal sequins, and beads
    Length: 44.5 cm (17 1/2 inches) (greatest)
    Museum Purchase 2009.62.2

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    Suit worn by Michael Strange (pseudonym of Blanche Oelrichs)

    Brooks Uniform Co.

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