Marjorie Merriweather Post's evening dress and purse, made by Mme. Frances, Inc., New York, 1924-27, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Other accessories include a matching slip, cape and fan. Silk velvet, rhinestones.
Evening Ensemble (Dress, Slip, and Cape), made by Mme. Frances Inc., New York, 1927, at the Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Marjorie Merriweather Post wore the dress to daughter Eleanor's debut dance at the Ritz Carlton. Sheer silk chiffon, silk charmeuse, fox fur. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.
Three-piece, maroon wool suit with details in satin and lace, made for Marjorie Merriweather Post at the department store B. Altman & Co. for her to wear while traveling by train to her honeymoon in Hot Springs, Virginia, in 1905. Photo courtesy of Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens on Facebook.
Evening dress, attributed to Callot Soeurs, 1929, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. Worn by Marjorie Merriweather Post for her presentation at the Court of St. James's. The tubular dress is sleeveless with dropped waistline and slightly flared at bottom. The garment is heavily beaded on the side seams and waist, both back and front, with rhinestones and clear bugle beads in a floral motif. Train attaches to dress with metal bars at dress shoulder. CLICK THROUGH FOR BIGGER IMAGES.