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Evening dress House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Date: spring/summer 1939 Culture: French Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Harrison Williams, Lady Mendl, and Mrs. Ector Munn, 1946 Accession Number: C.I.46.4.11a, b

Evening dress Maggy Rouff  (French, 1896–1971) Retailer: Hattie Carnegie, Inc. (American) Date: 1939

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Evening dress House of Chanel  (French, founded 1913) Designer: Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French, Saumur 1883–1971 Paris) Date: 1939

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Evening Dress, fall 1939, House of Lesage (French, founded 1922), Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973). Music was the theme of Schiaparelli's fall 1939 collection, and this particular dress, worn by Millicent Rogers, was accessorized with a belt with a working music box as the buckle. A prominent element of this collection was ethereal fabrics, like the gossamer organza of this dress.

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Evening dress | Lucien Lelong (French, 1889–1958) c. 1939

House of Worth (French, 1858–1956). Evening dress, ca. 1926. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Robert S. Kilborne, 1958 (C.I.58.67.15) #reddress

Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937) | Dress, Evening | 1909–10 | French | silk | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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