The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection is a scholarly and artistic resource of apparel and textile material culture. The 11,500+ holdings encompass a range of three dimensional objects such as textiles and articles of clothing and accessories for men, women, and children, including national dress costume, from the mid-18th century to contemporary 21st century designers.

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Red or Blue Exhibit

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Red and blue are the colors of our states during election season, so we’ve decided to explore those colors in our fall exhibition, Red or Blue? Join…

Scaasi Red/White/Blue Sequin Gown


Red, white, blue sequin long strapless evening gown with one seamin center back and shaping darts in bodice approximately every 3 inches; additional…

Geoffrey Beene Black Wool Crepe Dress

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Geoffrey Beene short, late afternoon dress in black wool crepe; pleated skirt; sleeveless

- wide shallow scoop neckline
- sleeveless
- front…