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Evening dress
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: 1951
Medium: silk
Accession Number: 1993.393.1
Embroidery with the Annunciation
Date: mid-15th century
Medium: Silk and metallic threads on linen
Accession Number: 1990.330
Aglauros’s Vision of the Bridal Chamber of Herse, from the Story of Mercury and Herse
Design attributed to Giovanni Battista Lodi da Cremona
(Italian, active 1540–52)
Date: designed ca. 1540, woven ca. 1570
Medium: Wool, silk and precious metal-wrapped threads (20-22 warps per inch, 8-9 warps per cm.)
Accession Number: 41.190.135
Dress
Date: ca. 1870
Medium: silk
Accession Number: 1980.409.1a–c
Dress panel
Hector Guimard
(French, Lyons 1867–1942 New York)
Date: ca. 1900
Medium: Silk and paint on silk
Accession Number: 49.85.11
Wedding ensemble
Mainbocher
(American, 1890–1976)
Date: 1937
Medium: silk, leather, straw, coq feathers
Accession Number: C.I.50.110a–j
Evening dress
House of Givenchy
(French, founded 1952)
Date: 1968–69
Medium: silk, feathers
Accession Number: 1971.79.4
Suit
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: 1938
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.54.16.1a, b
Length of velvet
Date: late 17th–early 18th century
Medium: Silk
Accession Number: 1992.15
Chasuble
Date: 18th century
Medium: Silk, metallic thread
Accession Number: 1984.462.1
"L'Eléphant Blanc"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1958
Medium: silk, metallic thread, glass, plastic
Accession Number: 1977.329.5a, b
Textile sample
La Maison Martine
Date: ca. 1911–23
Medium: Silk satin
Accession Number: 23.178.11
Costume Armor in the Classical Style
Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé
(French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800)
Date: ca. 1788–90
Medium: Linen, papier-mâché, bole, gold leaf, graphite (helmet); silk, cotton, metal coils and spangles, metallic yarn (tunic)
Accession Number: 1988.65.1–.2
"Apollo of Versailles"
Elsa Schiaparelli
(Italian, 1890–1973)
Date: winter 1938–39
Medium: silk, metallic
Accession Number: C.I.51.83
"Oyster Dress"
Alexander McQueen
(British, 1969–2010)
Date: spring/summer 2003
Medium: silk
Accession Number: 2003.462
Jacket
Date: ca. 1616
Medium: linen, silk, metal
Accession Number: 23.170.1
Emperor Vespasian Cured by Veronica's Veil
Date: ca. 1510
Medium: Wool, silk, and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in slit, dovetailed, and double interlocking tapestry weave.
Accession Number: 1975.1.1914
Dress
House of Lanvin
(French, founded 1889)
Date: ca. 1924
Medium: silk, wool
Accession Number: 1980.92.1a–c
The Unicorn in Captivity (from the Unicorn Tapestries)
Date: 1495–1505
Medium: Wool warp with wool, silk, silver, and gilt wefts
Accession Number: 37.80.6
Court dress
Date: ca. 1750
Medium: silk, metallic thread
Accession Number: C.I.65.13.1a–c
Altar Frontal with Man of Sorrows and Saints
Date: ca. 1465
Medium: Wool, linen, and metallic thread (gilt membrane on silk) on linen
Accession Number: 1991.156
Coatdress
André Courrèges
(French, born Pau, 1923)
Date: 1965
Medium: wool, silk
Accession Number: 1974.136.3
Dress
Date: ca. 1760
Medium: silk, linen, cotton
Accession Number: 1996.374a–c
Caftan
Fortuny
(Italian, founded 1906)
Date: ca. 1930
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.50.44
Ensemble
Date: ca. 1855
Medium: silk
Accession Number: 1992.31.2a–c
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Medium: cotton, silk, metal
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
Seasons and Elements (Air) (set of four)
Attributed to Charles Le Brun
(French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris)
Date: ca. 1683
Medium: Canvas; silk, wool, and metal-thread embroidery in tent stitch (316 stitches per sq. inch, 49 stitches per sq. cm.)
Accession Number: 46.43.4
Casket
Attributed to Michel Redlin
(German, documented 1688)
Date: ca. 1680
Medium: Amber, gold foil, gilt brass, wood, silk satin, paper
Accession Number: 2006.452a–c
"Venus"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: fall/winter 1949–50
Medium: silk, sequins, rhinestones, simulated pearls
Accession Number: C.I.53.40.7a–e
Textile Fragment
Date: 14th century
Medium: Silk; lampas
Accession Number: 29.22
Evening dress
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: 1951
Accession Number: 1993.393.1
Embroidery with the Annunciation
Date: mid-15th century
Accession Number: 1990.330
Aglauros’s Vision of the Bridal Chamber of Herse, from the Story of Mercury and Herse
Design attributed to Giovanni Battista Lodi da Cremona
(Italian, active 1540–52)
Date: designed ca. 1540, woven ca. 1570
Accession Number: 41.190.135
Dress
Date: ca. 1870
Accession Number: 1980.409.1a–c
Dress panel
Hector Guimard
(French, Lyons 1867–1942 New York)
Date: ca. 1900
Accession Number: 49.85.11
Wedding ensemble
Mainbocher
(American, 1890–1976)
Date: 1937
Accession Number: C.I.50.110a–j
Evening dress
House of Givenchy
(French, founded 1952)
Date: 1968–69
Accession Number: 1971.79.4
Suit
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: 1938
Accession Number: C.I.54.16.1a, b
Length of velvet
Date: late 17th–early 18th century
Accession Number: 1992.15
Chasuble
Date: 18th century
Accession Number: 1984.462.1
"L'Eléphant Blanc"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1958
Accession Number: 1977.329.5a, b
Textile sample
La Maison Martine
Date: ca. 1911–23
Accession Number: 23.178.11
Costume Armor in the Classical Style
Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé
(French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800)
Date: ca. 1788–90
Accession Number: 1988.65.1–.2
"Apollo of Versailles"
Elsa Schiaparelli
(Italian, 1890–1973)
Date: winter 1938–39
Accession Number: C.I.51.83
"Oyster Dress"
Alexander McQueen
(British, 1969–2010)
Date: spring/summer 2003
Accession Number: 2003.462
Jacket
Date: ca. 1616
Accession Number: 23.170.1
Emperor Vespasian Cured by Veronica's Veil
Date: ca. 1510
Accession Number: 1975.1.1914
Dress
House of Lanvin
(French, founded 1889)
Date: ca. 1924
Accession Number: 1980.92.1a–c
The Unicorn in Captivity (from the Unicorn Tapestries)
Date: 1495–1505
Accession Number: 37.80.6
Court dress
Date: ca. 1750
Accession Number: C.I.65.13.1a–c
Altar Frontal with Man of Sorrows and Saints
Date: ca. 1465
Accession Number: 1991.156
Coatdress
André Courrèges
(French, born Pau, 1923)
Date: 1965
Accession Number: 1974.136.3
Dress
Date: ca. 1760
Accession Number: 1996.374a–c
Caftan
Fortuny
(Italian, founded 1906)
Date: ca. 1930
Accession Number: C.I.50.44
Ensemble
Date: ca. 1855
Accession Number: 1992.31.2a–c
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
Seasons and Elements (Air) (set of four)
Attributed to Charles Le Brun
(French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris)
Date: ca. 1683
Accession Number: 46.43.4
Casket
Attributed to Michel Redlin
(German, documented 1688)
Date: ca. 1680
Accession Number: 2006.452a–c
"Venus"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: fall/winter 1949–50
Accession Number: C.I.53.40.7a–e
Textile Fragment
Date: 14th century
Accession Number: 29.22
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