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House of Chanel (French, founded 1913), Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (French, 1883–971). Evening Dress, 1937–38, Haute Couture. Hand–sewn, machine–made black silk–rayon lace, hand–shaped with wire and horsehair at sleeves; hand–attached, machine–sewn black rayon crepe liner; white linen floral corsage with die–cut, hand–embossed, and hand–assembled flowers. Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Karl Lagarfeld designed the costume for The Dying Swan. The Chanel tutu was made by 3 women and over 100 hours of work