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Purple satin and brocade dress with beaded swags, Bourdereau Veron et Cie., French, ca. 1893, KSUM 1983.1.207 ab.

Cream silk satin dress with pearls and beaded fringe, American, 1920s, KSUM 1983.1.2488.

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Waist-cincher garter belt with elastic back panel and steel boning, American, 1950s, KSUM 2011.12.15.

Dress of alternating layers of pale blue and green silk chiffon, Stavropoulos, Spring 1986, KSUM 1991.4.41 ab.

Robe of purple and gold brocade trimmed with embroidery, Indian, 1950-75, KSUM 1983.1.939.

Patchwork wool quilt made by Mrs. Harry (Fannie) West, American, ca.. 1900, KSUM 1984.7.14.

Basket of Burmese glass, Fenton Art Glass Co., 1960s, KSUM 1983.5.176.

Printed cotton gown, American, 1840s, KSUM 1984.2.45 ab.

Detail of embroidered purple tunic, Pashtun culture, Afghanistan, ca. 1900-25, KSUM 1983.1.884.

Evening dress of beaded silk chiffon and lace, American, late 1920s, KSUM 1983.1.361.

Back detail of red cotton pique trapeze dress with lace bodice, Geoffrey Beene, ca. 1987, KSUM 2015.2.6.

Hinggi cloth of warp ikat with cotton warp and weft, Indonesian, 20th century, KSUM 1983.1.952 This hinggi, which is a garment that men would wrap around their lower body is symmetrical both horizontally and vertically. The warp is doubled when it is tied for dyeing, so the images appear reflected across the mid-section.

Chinese robe of green silk, late 19th century, KSUM 1983.1.811.

Child’s cotton dress. American, ca. 1840s, KSUM 2007.23.2.

Dress of the day: Black chiffon sleeveless dress with allover beaded design, English, mid-1920s, KSUM 1996.58.405.

Embroidered cutwork fragment, Italian, early 17th century, KSUM 1995.17.767 b. The embroidery on this piece is an example of ”blackwork,” a form of counted thread embroidery. The original black color has oxidized to its current shade of brown.

White cotton corded and stitched corset, American, ca 1830s, KSUM 1995.17.1345.

Portrait of Miss Johnson by Thomas Hudson, English, oil on canvas, ca. 1740s, KSUM 1983.4.712.

Purple wool and velvet mother-of-the-bride dress, American, 1912, KSUM 1986.20.1.

Evening dress of cream tulle with circular designs in silk and gold thread, American, late 1920s, KSUM 1991.11.110.

Detail of embroidery on shoulder of chemise, Romanian, ca. 1925-45, from the Princess Ileana of Romania Collection at the Kent State University Museum, KSUM 1987.15.4.

Pale green silk taffeta evening dress, American, ca. 1872, KSUM 1983.1.2145 a-c. This beautiful dress is currently on view in the Fashion Timeline!

Strapless black taffeta evening gown with a fabric twist on the bodice, Adrian, ca. 1948-52, KSUM 1983.1.401.

Beaded evening dress of cream satin and chiffon, American, late 1920s, KSUM 1983.1.341.