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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

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

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

"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)

Ensemble, Evening. Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973). Department Store: for Bonwit Teller & Co. (American, founded 1907). Date: 1937–39. Culture: French. Medium: rayon, silk, metallic thread, metal, plastic. Dimensions: Length (a): 56 1/4 in. (142.9 cm). Length (b): 19 in. (48.3 cm). Overall (c): 13 x 9 in. (33 x 22.9 cm).

Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978). Dinner suit, 1956. 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. John de Menil, 1957 (2009.300.824a, b) #CharlesJames