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"Emperial Crown" (jacket); "Tonight or Never" (dress) Designer: Elizabeth Hawes (American, Ridgewood, New Jersey 1903–1971 New York) Date: spring/summer 1934 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 61 in. (154.9 cm) Length at CB (b): 30 1/2 in. (77.5 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Hollis K. Thayer, 1957

Evening dress Designer: Sophie Gimbel (American, Houston, Texas 1898–1981 New York) Date: 1955 Culture: American Medium: silk, rhinestones Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 60 in. (152.4 cm) (c): 63 in. (160 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Sophie Gimbel, 1955

Negligée. Date: 1918. Culture: American. Medium: silk. Dimensions: Length at CB: 58 in. (147.3 cm).

Elizabeth Hawes (American, 1903–1971). "The Moonstone," spring/summer 1938. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. V. D. Crisp, 1963 (2009.300.3249a, b) #reddress

Neckpiece (Calder collaboration) Elizabeth Hawes (American, 1903–1971) Designer: Alexander Sterling Calder (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1870–1945 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Date: ca. 1940 Culture: American Medium: leather, metal Dimensions: 30 1/2 in. (77.5 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Diana S. Field, 1964 Accession Number: 2009.300.2526a, b

"Petal" Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1951 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in. (152.4 cm)

Afternoon ensemble House of Balenciaga (French, founded 1937) Designer: Cristobal Balenciaga (Spanish, 1895–1972) Date: 1965–66 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 38 1/2 in. (97.8 cm) Length at CB (b): 19 3/4 in. (50.2 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Geoffrey Beene, 1978 Accession Number: 1978.64.4a, b

Dress, Evening House of Patou (French, founded 1919) Date: 1947–49 Culture: French Medium: synthetic Dimensions: Length at CB: 65 in. (165.1 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of A.M. Tenney Associates, Inc., 1950 Accession Number: 2009.300.138