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    Chemise dress

    Cristóbal Balenciaga, designer
    Spanish, 1895-1972
    Chemise dress, ca. 1957
    Wool bouclé yarn twill weave
    Center back length: 98.7 cm (38 7/8 inches)
    Museum purchase with funds from the Fine Arts Committee and Mary B. Jackson Fund 1997.83

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    Dress

    Manish Arora
    Indian, b.1972
    Dress, 2008
    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, design label
    Bruno Basso, designer
    Brazilian, b. 1978
    Chris Brooke, designer
    English, b. 1978
    Backless Blouse, 2008
    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., 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