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1935 Day dress. This day dress of black silk crepe cloqué in an asymmetrical bias drape shows the raised hemline popular in the mid-1930s.

This day dress of black silk crepe cloqué in an asymmetrical bias drape shows the raised hemline popular in the

1947 Day dress Background While Dior marked the return to peacetime and its bountiful fabric supplies with his 1947 “New Look,” Mainbocher produced his own elegant collection by draping luxe fabrics into tiers, layers, flares, and folds. Unlike Dior, his shapes and volume were accomplished without the addition of inner corsets, waist cinchers, or mounded crinolines

1947 Day dress Background While Dior marked the return to peacetime and its bountiful fabric supplies with his 1947 “New Look,” Mainbocher produced his own elegant collection by draping luxe fabrics into tiers, layers, flares, and folds. Unlike Dior, his shapes and volume were accomplished without the addition of inner corsets, waist cinchers, or mounded crinolines

Afternoon dress Design House: House of Patou  Designer: Jean Patou  Date: ca. 1932 Culture: French Medium: (a) silk (b) leather Accession Number: C.I.44.64.1a, b

Afternoon dress House of Patou (French, founded Designer: Jean Patou (French, Date: ca. 1932 Culture: French Medium: (a) silk (b) leather Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Miss Isabel Shults, 1944 Accession Number: b

evening dress    Mainbocher, 1956    The Museum of the City of New York

evening dress Mainbocher, 1956 The Museum of the City of New York

Jean Patou navy cloque silk evening gown, early 1930s, bias cut with triangular seam to waist with ties to the side, organza sleeves and low back panel, -

A Jean Patou navy cloque silk evening gown, early pink and white woven label, numbered bias cut with triangular seam to waist with ties to the side, organza sleeves and low back panel

Three Silk & Lace Dresses, 1930s, Augusta Auctions, April 9, 2014 - NYC, Lot 329

THREE SILK & LACE DRESSES, All black: 1 chiffon w/ black lace; 1 satin w/ ecru lace bodice; 1 chiffon w/ ecru lace on bodice & sleeves.

1938-39 Ensemble Background A matching dress and jacket were Mainbocher staples in the years preceding World War II. This ensemble, made in Paris prior to the 1939 close of the Mainbocher salon, was imported and sold by a New York shop.

Ensemble Background A matching dress and jacket were Mainbocher staples in the years preceding World War II. This ensemble, made in Paris prior to the 1939 close of the Mainbocher salon, was imported and sold by a New York shop.

Coat House of Lanvin  (French, founded 1889) Designer: Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946) Date: fall/winter 1932–33 Culture: French Medium: silk, fur (possibly ermine) Dimensions: Length at CB: 56 3/4 in. (144.1 cm)  Accession Number: 1995.28.20

Coat House of Lanvin (French, founded Designer: Jeanne Lanvin (French, Date: fall/winter Culture: French Medium: silk, fur (possibly ermine) Dimensions: Length at CB: 56 in.

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