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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

"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

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

Dress. House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Date: ca. 1895. Culture: French. Medium: a,b) silk, linen. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm). Length at CB (b): 51 in. (129.5 cm).

Dress. House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Date: ca. 1895. Culture: French. Medium: a,b) silk, linen. Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 24 1/4 in. (61.6 cm). Length at CB (b): 51 in. (129.5 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

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

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)

"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)

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

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

Evening dress Designer: Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: spring/summer 1938 Culture: French Medium: rayon Dimensions: Length at CB: 55 in. (139.7 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Madame Madeleine Vionnet, 1952

Evening dress Designer: Madeleine Vionnet (French, Chilleurs-aux-Bois 1876–1975 Paris) Date: spring/summer 1938 Culture: French Medium: rayon Dimensions: Length at CB: 55 in. (139.7 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Madame Madeleine Vionnet, 1952

Gilbert Adrian (American, 1903–1959). Dress, ca. 1944. American. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Diana S. Field, 1964 (2009.300.335a, b) | Here, the designer paired red and white striped cotton with red, white and blue eyelet to create a dress that embodies both his own aesthetic and post-war American patriotism.

Gilbert Adrian (American, 1903–1959). Dress, ca. 1944. American. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Diana S. Field, 1964 (2009.300.335a, b) | Here, the designer paired red and white striped cotton with red, white and blue eyelet to create a dress that embodies both his own aesthetic and post-war American patriotism.

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