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Kate Bartholomew

Kate Bartholomew

Sometimes singer/teacher/actress. Cancer awareness advocate. Lives like a very old woman.

lex calf hair flat in polka dot by dolce vita

Oxfords, Thomas: ca. 1927, British, leather.

Tea Gown, Liberty & Co. (England, London, established 1875): ca. 1887, English, silk twill with supplementary weft-float patterning.

Swimsuit, Margit Fellegi (Hungary, active United States, California, Los Angeles, 1903-1975) for Cole of California (United States, California, Los Angeles, founded 1925): ca. 1950-1951, lamé lastex, cotton.

Bathing Suit, "Masterpiece," Catalina Sportswear (United States, California, Los Angeles, 1907-1993): ca. 1955, American, Acetate Lastex plain-weave (faille) with rhinestones.

Top Hat, Lilly Daché (France, active United States, circa 1907-1989) for I. Magnin & Co. (United States, California, Los Angeles, founded 1893): ca. 1945, American, wool felt, foil wrapped yarn, silk net.

Lounging Pajamas, Callot Sœurs ((Couture house) France, Paris, circa 1890-circa 1950): ca. 1913, French, silk net (tulle) and silk satin (charmeuse) with metallic-thread passementerie and silk tassels.

Bonnet (Fanchon): ca. 1860, English, linen net with lace, silk-velvet ribbon and faux-pearl glass beads.

Halo Hat, Lily Daché (France, ca. 1907-1989): 1931, American, silk velvet, paste stones.

Evening Dress (detail), Jean Dessès: 1956.

Evening Dress (detail), Jeanne Lanvin: ca. 1935.