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1940-1949

Items in the 1940-1949 Collection

1945 Rayon Bridesmaid Dress
Sheer gray/blue (moonstone) acetate bridesmaid dress with yellow taffeta slip; ruffles at wrist and yoke. Dress has faded from blue to its current shade.

1945 Rayon Wedding Dress
Sheer white rayon gazar gown over taffeta with sweetheart neckline, long sleeves, a dropped waist and train. The neckline and sleeves are finished with lace and a lace-edged ruffle. Similar layered ruffles accent the dress’s long train. The bride…

1941 Ivory Satin Wedding Dress
Long sleeve ivory satin dress with high waist and train, and sweetheart neckline trimmed with pearls; 24 covered buttons and loops decorate the back of the dress. 1941

Valentina; red/black striped wool dress and jacket
Valentina red/black striped wool suit (dress & jacket); sheath dress, sleeveless-2 inch straps; sweetheart neckline; dart down both sides of the front of bodice; zipper set in at left side seam; lined from the inside center back at waist to hem;…

Monteil, Germaine green and black silk floral print ruffle dress
Germaine Monteil green and black silk floral pattern dress. Three rows of ruffles, side zip closure and belt. ca. 1940-1949

McCardell, Claire; 1948, gray cotton dress with red, pink & maroon diagonal stripes
Claire McCardell fit-n-flare cotton dress in gray with red, pink, maroon diagonal stripes; stripes have little hearts woven all through them; V-neckline front and back; kimono-bell shape sleeves, elbow length; bust darts; left side seam zipper…

Adrian, Gilbert; brown & white gingham wool suit
Adrian "original" brown & white gingham wool suit; long hip length jacket (a); long set-in sleeves; notched pointed collar; horizontal slash pocket, self bound on lower right side just below the natural waistline; jacket consists of 4 different sizes…

1948-55 Christian Dior New Look Suit
Brown tweed suit. Jacket- fitted shaped to the hem; 4 button closure; long sleeves; curved pockets; lined in brown silk. Skirt- 3 pieced gored in front; full flare in back; four sections; pleated to hip level with 6 deep 2 1/2 pleats flaring out…

1941 Acetate Wedding Dress
Cream acetate crepe below knee dress. Garment originally blue (see zipper, shoulder pad covers and seam binding on hem) showing fume fading of rayon. Cream color unified throughout. Collarless V-neck; arc shaped seams on front bodice almost following…

1940s Yellow Print Dress
Gold summer dress with red, navy and white panels of palm, cactus and Mexican pottery print motifs. Cut on collar with V-neck, center front two button opening to waistline seam. Two two inch buttons with blush and navy yarns in center forming a…

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