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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1908 Wedding Dress


Ivory silk satin and net wedding dress. Monobosom bodice with panel of net having applied satin piping and trim. Battenburg lace stand-up collar and…

1903/1937 Wedding Dress


Off-white wedding gown of satin, lace and organza or chiffon having a large lace bertha collar over short puff chiffon sleeves trimmed with a pleated…

1930's Floral Satin Bias Dress

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Floral satin bias cut dress with matching belt, with green shawl and green shoes.
a) dress: Bias cut, with v-neckline, and v-shaped opening …