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  • Object Types: evening dress*
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    • Butterfly

    • James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer); Marshall Field & Company (distributor)
    • 1954
    • Charles James originally designed the Butterfly ball gown for Mrs. William Randolph Hearst Jr., for the price of $1,250. The sculptural design lives up to a comment once made by Spanish couturier Cristbal Balenciaga, "Charles James is not only the...
    • Clover

    • James, Charles, 1906-1978 (designer)
    • circa 1948
    • During a visit to the Museum in 1974, James noted that this dress was originally created for Marjorie Merriweather Post. A review of the interior shows numerous alterations, including a large reduction in the overall size of the torso and hips. ...
    • Delphos

    • Fortuny, Mariano, 1871-1949 (designer)
    • 1948
    • Worn by Mrs. Robert E. Carroll (née Harriet Bermingham, b. June 3, 1922 in Chicago; m. Sept. 27, 1950; d. Dec. 21, 1967). Mrs. Carroll purchased the dress in 1950 in New York City for her trousseau. The dress was initially sold twisted into a...
    • Dress

    • Adrian, 1903-1959 (designer)
    • 1938
    • Worn by donor, Mrs. Henry P. Isham.
    • Dress

    • Dior, Christian (creator); C.D. Models Ltd. (manufacturer)
    • 1952
    • Worn by the donor, Mrs. Brooks McCormick (Hope Baldwin).
    • Dress

    • Reville & Rossiter Ltd. (designer)
    • circa 1910
    • Worn by Mrs. Bertha Honoré Palmer.
    • Dress

    • Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971 (designer)
    • 1931
    • Worn by Miss Jeannette Lawrence Young (1901-89).
    • Dress

    • Callot Soeurs (Firm) (designer)
    • 1921
    • Worn by Mrs. Potter Palmer II, née Pauline Kohlsaat.
    • Dress

    • Molyneux, Edward H. (designer)
    • 1935
    • Worn by the donor, Mrs. Foster Adams, née Courtney Letts.
    • Dress

    • Mainbocher, 1891-1976 (designer)
    • circa 1938
    • Worn by Mrs. A. Watson Armour III to Chicago's annual Assembly Ball.
    • Dress

    • Douellieut (Paris, France) (creator)
    • 1900
    • Worn by Mrs. Bertha Honoré Palmer.
    • Dress

    • Callot Soeurs (Firm) (designer)
    • circa 1928
    • Worn by Mrs. Potter Palmer II, née Pauline Kohlsaat.
    • Dress

    • Halston, 1932-1990 (designer); I. Magnin & Co. (distributor)
    • circa 1977
    • Worn by donor, née Abra Prentice, born on July 30, 1942, married on September 14, 1968, and divorced in 1976.
    • Dress

    • Dior, Christian (designer); Christian Dior, Inc. (designer)
    • circa 1948
    • Worn by donor, Mrs. Sanger P. Robinson.
    • Dress

    • Mori, Hanae (designer)
    • circa 1974
    • Worn by Mrs. William T. Ylvisaker, née Jane Mitchell.
    • Dress

    • Chanel, Coco, 1883-1971 (designer)
    • 1926
    • Worn by donor, Mrs. C. Phillip Miller, née Florence Lowden, daughter of Governor Frank O. Lowden of Illinois and Mrs. Lowden who was a daughter of George Mortimer Pullman.
    • Dress

    • Halston International (designer)
    • circa 1975
    • Worn by donor, Mrs. John Swearingen.
    • Dress

    • Lucien Lelong (Firm) (creator)
    • 1934
    • Worn by Mrs. Thomas Taussig, née Jane Gregg Cummings.
    • Dress

    • Chaumont, Marcelle, b. 1871 (designer)
    • circa 1938
    • Worn by donor, Mrs. Howard Linn.
    • Dress

    • Givenchy, Hubert de, 1927- (designer)
    • circa 1966
    • Worn by Mrs. William McCormick Blair, Jr.

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