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Costume

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  • Objects

    Man's Court Robe

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Manchu
    Man’s Court Robe, 1736-1795
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread slit-tapestry weave (kesi) with fur trim
    Center back length: 143.5 cm (56 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.390

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, French
    Dress, ca. 1924
    Silk, bugle beads, silk embroidery
    Gift of Sarah Baker 74.068

  • Objects

    Evening gown

    Charles James, designer
    American, 1906-1978
    Evening gown, 1955
    Silk; cut velvet, satin, taffeta
    Center back length: 165.1 cm (65 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr. 57.084.1

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    ohi, 1662 - 1722
    Silk and gold-wrapped yarn compound weave, pieced
    Length: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.440

  • Objects

    Dress

    Cristóbal Balenciaga, design house
    Spanish, 1895-1972
    Dress, ca. 1955
    Plain weave striped cotton
    Center back length: 31.1 cm (12 1/4 inches) a)
    Gift of Mrs. William C. Ford, Mrs. John F. Ball and Mrs. William Leatherman, The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection 1992.067.7

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, French
    Dress, 1760-1770
    Silk ribbed weave (cannele) with discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts
    150.5 cm (59 1/4 inches) (center back length)
    Museum purchase with funds from the Museum Associates in honor of Eleanor Fayerweather 82.287.1

  • Objects

    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan

    T. Hodgkinson, shirtmaker
    English
    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan, ca. 1900
    Monogrammed cotton plain weave, cotton novelty weave, and silk novelty weave
    Anonymous gift 82.053.1

  • Objects

    Woman's Suit

    Irene Lentz Gibbons, designer
    American, 1901 - 1962
    Irene, design label
    American, est. 1947
    John Baldwin, retailer
    Woman’s Suit, ca. 1959
    Wool, silk; plain weave
    Gift in honor of Rosemary McGurn O’Brien 1998.105.1

  • Objects

    Cocktail Dress

    Christian Dior, designer
    French, 1905-1957
    House of Dior, design label
    French, 1947
    Cocktail Dress, ca. 1960
    Cotton; printed
    Gift of Mrs. William C. Ford, Mrs. John F. Ball and Mrs. William Leatherman, The Elizabeth Parke Firestone Collection 1992.067.4

  • Objects

    Suit worn by James Adams Woolson (1829-1904)

    Unknown artist, American
    Suit worn by James Adams Woolson (1829-1904), 1880
    Cotton seersucker jacket and trousers
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Byron Satterlee Hurlbut 58.166.20

  • Objects

    Seven-column priest's robe with court-dance theme

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Seven-column priest’s robe with court-dance theme, 1736
    Silk compound weave with supplementary silk and gold-leaf paper patterning wefts
    Length: 210.8 cm (83 inches)
    Bequest of Lucy T. Aldrich 55.408

  • Objects

    Dress

    Rose Carraer-Eastman, dressmaker
    American, 1896 - 1940
    Dress, 1900
    Printed silk, lace trim, silk taffeta embellished with French-knot embroidery
    Gift of Mrs. A. F. Elias 80.249

  • Objects

    Stomacher

    Unknown artist, English
    Stomacher, 1720-1740
    Ribbed silk with metallic yarn and embroidered silk ground
    33.7 x 19.7 cm (13 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Elaine Shaset Wassell in memory of Yvette Shaset Mellion 1995.039

  • Objects

    Evening Dress

    Metz. & Co., retailer
    Dutch, 1913 - 1981
    Liberty of London, Inc., textile designer
    English, founded 1875
    B. Altman Co., retailer
    American, 20th century
    Evening Dress, ca. 1924
    silk; metallic yarn; glass beads; compound weave
    Center back length: 109.2 cm (43 inches)
    Museum Collection S84.123A

  • Objects

    Noh theater costume | karaori

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Noh theater costume | karaori, 18th Century
    Ikat-dyed silk compound weave with supplementary continuous gold-leaf paper patterning wefts and supplementary discontinuous silk patterning weft floats
    Center back length: 144.8 cm (57 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.481

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    Coat

    Liberty and Company, Ltd., manufacturer
    British, est. 1875
    Coat, ca.1913
    Silk jacquard, compound weave
    Center back length: 124.5 cm (49 inches)
    Gift of Ms. Candis Dixon in memory of Marjorie Freeman 1987.067

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, French
    pullover, ca. 1926
    wool
    66 cm (26 inches) (center back length)
    Gift of L. J. Cella III 1990.129.62A

  • Objects

    Unknown artist, Indian; Pakistani; Sindhi people
    tunic, late 19th- early 20th century
    Cotton; silk; mirror
    Length: 66 cm (26 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.2314

  • Objects

    Cocktail dress

    Christian Dior, designer
    French, 1905-1957
    Cocktail dress, 1953
    Jacquard-woven silk brocaded with metal thread
    Length: 111.8 cm (44 inches)
    Gift of Mary L. H. Doolittle 79.146.5

  • Objects

    Dress

    Claire McCardell
    American, 1905-1958
    Dress, ca. 1950
    Wool plain weave
    Center back length: 119.4 cm (47 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Warren E. Teixeira, RISD Textile Design Department 58.173.1

  • Objects

    Cocktail Dress

    Simonetta
    Cocktail Dress, ca. 1958
    Silk, acetate; compound weave
    Center back length: 106.7 cm (42 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 1991.108.1

  • Objects

    Stocking

    Unknown artist, English
    Stocking, ca. 1900
    Embroidered silk knit
    Length: 76.2 cm (30 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 1994.024

  • Objects

    Cocktail suit

    Ceil Chapman, designer
    American, 1912-1979
    Cocktail suit, ca. 1948
    Cotton; block-pleated, machine-stitched
    Gift of Richard Parker in memory of Ann Lewis Parker 1995.075

  • Objects

    Suit worn by W. F. Whitehouse

    Hoar & Co.
    Suit worn by W. F. Whitehouse, ca. 1910
    Cotton double cloth, twill weave
    Center back length: 81.3 cm (32 inches) (jacket)
    Gift of the Whitehouse Estate 58.160.6

  • Objects

    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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    Jacket worn by W. F. Whitehouse

    Hoar & Co.
    Jacket worn by W. F. Whitehouse, ca. 1910
    Cotton plain weave
    Center back length: 80.6 cm (31 3/4 inches) (jacket)
    Gift of the Whitehouse Estate 58.160.13

  • Objects

    Dress

    Callot Soeurs
    French, fl. 1895
    Dress, ca. 1920
    Silk; metallic yarn; beads
    Length: 121.9 cm (48 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Barbara Deering Danielson 82.308.1

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    Paul Poiret
    French, 1879-1944
    evening coat, 1922
    Silk; metallic yarn; cut steel beads; fur
    Length: 147.3 cm (58 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry 59.031.9

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    Woman's dress (thōb)

    Unknown artist, Palestinian; Syrian, Palestine, Bethlehem
    Woman’s dress (thōb), 19th Century
    Cotton, silk: plain weave, embroidered, appliqué, braid trim
    Center back length: 128.3 cm (50 1/2 inches)
    Gift of John Davis Hatch in honor of Olivia Eggleston Phelps Stokes 1991.013.19

  • Objects

    Evening dress

    Eugenie et Juliette
    Evening dress, 1926/1928
    One piece green satin, sleeveless dress. Embroidered back panel attached at the shoulder seam.
    Center back length: 137.2 cm (54 inches)
    Gift of Design Laboratory, the Brooklyn Museum 61.095.5

  • Objects

    Happi or Hanten (worker's jacket)

    Unknown artist, Japanese; Meiji
    Happi or Hanten (worker’s jacket), late 19th/early 20th century
    Cotton; plain weave, tsutsugaki (freehand indigo-paste resist-dying technique)
    95.3 x 74.9 cm (37 1/2 x 29 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.055

  • Objects

    Man's waistcoat

    Unknown artist, Chinese export
    Man’s waistcoat, ca. 1840
    Plain weave fulled wool (broadcloth) with silk embroidery
    Center back length: 48.3 cm (19 inches)
    Gift of Philip Simons 68.120

  • Objects

    Evening dress

    Mme. Eta, designer
    American, 20th century
    Evening dress, 1945
    Silk, metal zipper; plain weave (taffeta)
    Length: 177.8 cm (70 inches)
    Gift of Design Laboratory, the Brooklyn Museum 61.095.20

  • Objects

    Women's stocking

    Unknown artist, European; American
    Women’s stocking
    Silk machine knit
    Gift of Rodman A. deHeeren 59.102.15

  • Objects

    Man's suit

    Unknown artist, English
    Man’s suit, ca. 1765
    Brushed and fulled-wool plain weave
    Center back length: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 inches) (coat)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 1995.054

  • Objects

    Women's blouse

    Unknown artist, American
    Women’s blouse, ca. 1903
    Plain weave silk, cotton crochet trim, velvet trim
    Length: 45.7 cm (18 inches)
    Gift of the estate of Miss Ethel Merriman 68.108.67

  • Objects

    Sarong

    Unknown artist, Indonesian; Javanese
    Sarong, late 19th century
    Silk; wax resist printed (batik)
    Length: 172.7 cm (68 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 26.406

  • Objects

    China Poblana

    Unknown artist, Mexican, Mexico City
    China Poblana, ca. 1925
    Blouse: Cotton plain weave with bead and sequin embellishment; Skirt: Felted cotton plain weave; printed and with sequin embellishment; Shawl (Rebozo): Rayon plain weave with ikat-dyed patterning
    Gift of Barbara White Dailey 1996.84

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, French
    Dress, 1925
    Silk, bead
    Length: 119.4 cm (47 inches)
    Gift of the estate of Lenore Young Gay 61.097

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist
    Dress, mid 1920s
    Machine-knit silk lace
    Center back length: 114.3 cm (45 inches)
    Gift of L. J. Cella, III 1991.169.22

  • Objects

    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Kesa)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Kesa), 1786 - 1838
    Silk and gold-leaf gilt-paper discontinuous supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 226.1 cm (89 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.284

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    Jiangyi (robe of descent)

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Jiangyi (robe of descent), 19th century
    Silk and gilt paper-wrapped yarn slit tapestry weave (kesi), hand painted
    Length: 135.3 cm (53 1/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.242

  • Objects

    Nō Theater Costume (Karaori)

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Nō Theater Costume (Karaori), late 18th-early 19th century
    Silk, gold-leaf gilt paper; twill weave, continuous supplementary weft, discontinuous supplementary-weft patterning
    Center back length: 147.3 cm (58 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.474

  • Objects

    Dress

    Jeanne Lanvin
    French, 1867-1946
    Dress, 1928
    Printed silk
    Gift of Mr. Rodman A. de Heeren 62.017.13

  • Objects

    Woman's dress

    Jean Patou, designer
    French
    Woman’s dress, ca. 1926
    Silk or rayon plain weave with cotton plain-weave trim
    Center back length: 109.2 cm (43 inches)
    Gift of Elinor D. Ingersoll 68.140.3

  • Objects

    Sari

    Unknown artist, Indian, Uttar Pradesh; Varanasi
    Sari, late 19th Century
    Silk, metallic-wrapped thread; continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft
    Length: 537.2 cm (211 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.319

  • Objects

    Man's Coat (Chogha)

    Unknown artist, Indian, Uttar Pradesh; Varanasi
    Man’s Coat (Chogha), late 18th century
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread compound weave
    Center back length: 122.6 cm (48 1/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.264

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, French
    Dress, ca. 1930
    Wool knit
    Gift of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities 62.027.23

  • Objects

    Pantaloons worn by a member of the Giles Lodge family

    Unknown artist, American
    Pantaloons worn by a member of the Giles Lodge family, ca. 1815
    Wood broadcloth
    Length: 104.1 cm (41 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Dr. Giles Lodge 79.103.4

  • Objects

    Evening dress

    Madeleine Vionnet
    French, 1876-1975
    Evening dress, ca. 1932
    Blotch-dyed silk chiffon crepe
    Center back length: 102.9 cm (40 1/2 inches)
    Eleanor Fayerweather Puchase Fund and Museum Acquisition Fund 1994.006

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, Dakota; North American Indian; Sioux; Sisseton
    Dress, late 19th century-early 20th century
    Wool plain weave with silk ribbon, sequin, and shell appliqué
    Center back length: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 inches)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 44.592

  • Objects

    Stomacher

    Unknown artist, English; American
    Stomacher, ca. 1750-1755
    Silk, linen; plain weave, damask weave, applied decoration
    Gift of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities 59.095.18

  • Objects

    Shirt

    Unknown artist, American
    Shirt, late-18th century
    Linen plain weave with cotton ruffle
    Gift of Mrs. Guy Lowell 43.386

  • Objects

    Evening dress

    Anna Tirocchi, designer
    American, 1874-1947
    Evening dress, ca. 1926
    Silk; bugle bead; paillette
    Center back length: 81.3 cm (32 inches)
    Gift of L. J. Cella III 1990.129.4

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, American
    Dress, ca. 1920
    Silk, beads; plain weave, embroidered
    Length: 129.5 cm (51 inches)
    Museum Collection S82.208

  • Objects

    Stomacher

    Unknown artist, French
    Stomacher, 17th Century
    Linen; plain weave, embroidered
    Length: 35.6 cm (14 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Sharpe 26.178

  • Objects

    Riding jacket worn by William Fitzhugh Whitehouse, Jr.

    Henry Poole & Co.
    English, 19th century
    Riding jacket worn by William Fitzhugh Whitehouse, Jr., 1895
    Wool broadcloth with gilt brass buttons; Buttons stamped W. Stratton London
    Center back length: 92.7 cm (36 1/2 inches) (jacket)
    Gift of the Whitehouse Estate 58.160.11

  • Objects

    Tea gown

    Unknown artist, American
    Tea gown, ca. 1910
    Satin, embroidered tulle
    Length: 139.7 cm (55 inches)
    Museum Collection S83.082

  • Objects

    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan

    T. Hodgkinson
    English
    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan, ca. 1900
    Monogrammed cotton plain weave, cotton novelty weave, and silk novelty weave
    Anonymous gift 82.053.4

  • Objects

    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Jiasha)

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Jiasha), 1700-1750
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread slit-tapestry weave (kesi)
    Length: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.273

  • Objects

    Dress

    B. Altman Co., retailer
    American, 20th century
    Dress
    Cotton and linen
    Gift of Mrs. Peter Westervelt 78.032.3

  • Objects

    Penmanship Print

    Marshall Field & Co., manufacturer
    American, 20th century
    Muriel King, designer
    American, 1901-1977
    Penmanship Print, ca. 1933
    Silk; plain weave, screenprinted
    Center back length: 129.5 cm (51 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. R. L. Gilpatric 60.078.9

  • Objects

    Baby bodice

    Unknown artist, French
    Baby bodice, ca. 1790
    Silk plain woven ground embellished with ribbon work embroidery
    Length: 33.3 cm (13 1/8 inches) (neckline)
    Museum Works of Art Fund 46.500

  • Objects

    Opera coat

    Unknown artist, French
    Opera coat, ca. 1930
    Silk, sequins; velvet, machine embroidery
    Center back: 118.1 cm (46 1/2 inches)
    Gift of L. J. Cella III 1990.129.14

  • Objects

    Evening dress

    Unknown artist, French
    Evening dress, 1926
    Silk, paillette
    Length: 111.8 cm (44 inches)
    Gift of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities 57.083.31

  • Objects

    Man's cloak

    Unknown artist, New Zealander, New Zealand
    Man’s cloak, 1880-1890
    Twined flax with wool pompoms
    Length: 196.9 cm (77 1/2 inches)
    Gift in memory of Mr. and Mrs. W. Frederick Williams, Jr. by their children 75.026.67

  • Objects

    Sarong

    Unknown artist, Malaysian, Kelantan, probably
    Sarong, 19th Century
    Silk, metallic-wrapped yarns; twill weave, weft ikat, supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 90.2 cm (35 1/2 inches) (top to bottom)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.497.1

  • Objects

    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan

    T. Hodgkinson
    English
    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan, ca. 1900
    Monogrammed cotton plain weave, cotton novelty weave, and silk novelty weave
    Anonymous gift 82.053.3

  • Objects

    Nō theater costume (nuihaku)

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Nō theater costume (nuihaku), 1750-1800
    Silk, gold leaf; plain weave, hand-painting, embroidery
    Center back length: 162.6 cm (64 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.470

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, French, France
    Dress, ca. 1912
    Silk, beads, metallic thread: panné velvet, satin, chiffon, net, chenille, embroidery, passementerie, appliqué
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Everett Crawford 74.032.6

  • Objects

    Dress

    Unknown artist, French
    Dress, ca. 1925
    Silk, sequin, bead
    Length: 101.6 cm (40 inches)
    Museum Collection S82.215

  • Objects

    Blouse (Choli)

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Indian; Parsi? Parsee?, China
    Blouse (Choli), early 19th century
    Silk plain weave with silk chain-stitch embroidery
    Length: 52.7 cm (20 3/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.284

  • Objects

    Robe worn by to William Trost Richards

    Unknown artist, American
    Robe worn by to William Trost Richards, ca. 1850
    Cotton plain weave, roller printed
    Center back length: 108 cm (42 1/2 inches) (banyan)
    Gift of Edith Ballinger Price in memory of her grandmother, Anna Matlack Richards and her mother, Eleanor Richards Price. 55.047.1

  • Objects

    Dress

    William Kilburn, textile designer
    Irish, 1745-1818
    Dress, ca. 1790
    Cotton plain weave, block printed
    Center back length: 172.7 cm (68 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.028

  • Objects

    Coat worn by N. W. Chapin

    Unknown artist, American
    Coat worn by N. W. Chapin, ca. 1840
    Wool broadcloth (fulled plain weave) with gilt brass buttons; Buttons stamped Robinson Jones & Co. Extra Fine Rich
    Center back length: 83.8 cm (33 inches) (jacket)
    Gift of N. David Scotti 79.080.2

  • Objects

    Child's tunic

    Unknown artist, Egyptian
    Child’s tunic, ca. 330 BCE
    Linen uncut pile weave
    Length: 64.8 cm (25 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross 12.071

  • Objects

    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan

    T. Hodgkinson
    English
    Shirt worn by Francis J. Carolan, ca. 1900
    Monogrammed cotton plain weave, cotton novelty weave, and silk novelty weave
    Anonymous gift 82.053.5

  • Objects

    Dress

    Jacques Griffe
    French, b. 1917
    Dress, 1951
    Silk, nylon; plain weave
    Center back length: 95.3 cm (37 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Ronald and Lillian Dick 2001.83.10

  • Objects

    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

  • Objects

    Yantra (talismanic shirt)

    Unknown artist, Burmese; Shan, Myanmar; Burma
    Yantra (talismanic shirt), mid 20th century
    Silk; plain weave, painted, inked
    49.5 x 156.2 cm (19 1/2 x 61 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2002.11.7A

  • Objects

    Shirt worn by G. H. Stone

    A. Sulka & Company
    American; European
    Shirt worn by G. H. Stone, ca. 1920
    Monogrammed silk plain weave
    Center back length: 99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Stone 2000.66.13

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    Coat worn by Edward Carrington

    Unknown artist, American
    Coat worn by Edward Carrington, ca. 1820
    Wool broadcloth with silk velvet collar and gilt brass buttons
    Center back length: 92.7 cm (36 inches) (shoulder seam to bottom of tails)
    Gift of Margarethe L. Dwight 36.142.24

  • Objects

    Evening dress

    Bergdorf Goodman Custom Salon, dressmaker
    1923 - 1969
    Bergdorf Goodman, retailer
    American, est. 1899
    Evening dress, 1937
    Silk, metallic yarn; compound weave, velvet, printed
    Gift of the Goddard family 2005.89.5

  • Objects

    Dress (day bodice, evening bodice and skirt)

    House of Worth, designer
    French, 1858-1952
    Dress (day bodice, evening bodice and skirt), ca. 1874
    Silk; cotton
    Center back length: 200.7 cm (79 inches)
    Gift of the Goddard family 2005.89.12

  • Objects

    Skirt Cloth (Kain Panjang)

    Unknown artist, Indonesian; Javanese, Java
    Skirt Cloth (Kain Panjang), ca. 1946-1950
    Cotton plain weave, wax-resist printed (batik)
    Length: 237.8 cm (93 5/8 inches)
    Georgianna Sayles Aldrich Fund 2005.82.1

  • Objects

    "Delphos" dress

    Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, designer
    Spanish, 1871-1949
    ”Delphos” dress, 1912
    Pleated silk satin with Murano glass beads and silver pigment hand-printed sash
    Center back length: 185.4 cm (73 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Beatrice Murray Willis 2006.25.2

  • Objects

    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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    Morning suit worn by Eben S. Doolittle

    Norton & Sons, tailor
    British, est. 1821
    Morning suit worn by Eben S. Doolittle, 1941
    Wool twill weave
    Center back length: 103.5 cm (40 3/4 inches) (jacket)
    Gift of Nancy P. Doolittle 2006.88.3

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    Woman's Tunic

    Unknown artist, French
    Woman’s Tunic, 1920s
    Silk
    Center back length: 69.9 cm (27 1/2 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2008.69.2

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    Dress

    Unknown artist, English
    Dress, 1805-1810
    Cotton
    Center back length: 137.2 cm (54 inches)
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2009.3

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    Sweater and Skirt Set

    Ottavio Missoni, designer
    Italian, b. 1921
    Rosita Missoni, designer
    Italian, b. 1931
    Sweater and Skirt Set
    Wool and nylon knit
    Center back length: 57.2 cm (22 1/2 inches) (sweater)
    Gift of Nina Salter 2009.26

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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 worn by Patrick McDonald

    Paul Smith, design house
    Ensemble worn by Patrick McDonald, 2007/2012
    Merino wool; twill weave
    Various
    Gift of Patrick McDonald 2012.62.1.1

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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

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    Men's shoes

    Paraboot, manufacturer
    French
    United Arrows, retailer
    Japanese
    Men’s shoes, 2010
    Dyed leather with punched and pinked details
    Gift of United Arrows Ltd. 2013.21.1.4

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    Woman's knitted jacket

    Unknown artist, Italian
    Woman’s knitted jacket, 1630-50
    Knitted silk and metal-wrapped thread
    Center back length: 50.8 cm (20 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2014.19

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    Group of 10 mounted shibori samples

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Group of 10 mounted shibori samples, 1930s
    Cotton, paper; plain weave, shibori dyed (resist dyed)
    Elizabeth T. and Dorothy N. Casey Fund 2012.21.8.7