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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And the Bride Wore


And The Bride Wore…

…is a phrase that often appeared in newspaper accounts of weddings throughout the twentieth century, describing the dress…

1930s Red Silk Bias Gown

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Red silk charmeuse satin bias gown with self belt and bolero; gown has draped cowl neck front and low back with criss-crossing straps; skirt formed…

Karen Stark (Harvey Berin) Red Dress

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Dark red silk satin cocktail dress.

Fitted bodice with faux center front closure of 4 3/4" self buttons/bound buttonholes. Double 1/4" wide straps…