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Park Avenue toward the Pan Am Building, c. 1965
Evening Gown, 1936
Silver white satin embellished with row of rhinestone-set bow clips
Editorial feature, Vogue, March 15, 1936, photograph by Horst P. Horst
Gift of Mrs. George Blumenthal, 38.215.9
"Millennium Woman," 1998
Catsuit of black spandex applied with hologram film of miniature dots
Designed by Charmaine Spicer for the crowning festivities in 1998 of “Miss Trinidad & Tobago,” held on September 20, 1998, at the Klitgord Auditorium of New York Technical College at 300 Jay Street, Brooklyn New York
Gift of Charmaine Spicer of Spice Rack Clothing, 99.19.2a-f;
"The Spirit of Electricity" Ball Gown
Golden yellow and blush white silk satin, midnight blue silk velvet, heavily embroidered in beaten gilt and silver tinsel filaments
Worn by Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II (née Alice Claypoole Gwynne) on March 26, 1883 to the costume ball held by her sister-in-law, Mrs. William Kissam Vanderbilt
Gift of the Countess Laszlo Szechenyi, 51.284.3a-h
Synthetic leopard plush, trimmed with natural fox and silk satin
Designed by Anthony Powell; Fabricated by Barbara Matera, Ltd.
Worn by Betty Buckley as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (July 1995 – August 1996)
Gift of the Sunset Boulevard Company LP/The Really Useful Company/Nina Lannon, General Manager, 97.142.1
The Costume Collection is fortunate to be able to draw from its companion collection, the Museum's Theater Collection, to create thematically comprehensive special exhibitions. This design was exhibited within the section of Glamour dealing with glamorous personalities.
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