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Dewey wedding dress, 1934

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With the dawn of Hollywood’s golden age, glamour started to influence wedding fashion. The long sweeping satin trains worn by movie stars quickly became the fantasy of every bride. This white satin, bias-cut wedding gown by Madame Marguerite was worn by Louise de Marigny Dewey at her wedding to Edward Byron Smith on May 23, 1934. The wedding was considered one of the most important events of the 1934 spring season. i54755

Antonio Lopez sketch, 1968

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Antonio Lopez worked with designer Charles James to preserve his legacy by sketching several of James’ pieces. This drawing consisting of three views of a padded and quilted hip length eiderdown jacket is rendered in red pastel and painted with brown ink and a brush on paper. 1974.305.13b

Versace evening dress, 1991

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Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace was often inspired by artists. One of his most famous designs, this dress features Pop Art images of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe created by Andy Warhol. i63716

Hanae Mori evening dress, c.1974

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This evening dress of multicolored silk was worn by Mrs. William T. Ylvisaker, née Jane Mitchell.  i63913

Sorbet evening dress, 1913

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This evening dress, designed by Paul Poiret, is widely considered the most important piece of twentieth-century fashion, as it was the first haute couture dress designed to be worn without a corset. Designer Paul Poiret broke the mode of cinching the female waist into an unnatural shape, which dated back to the renaissance, and became known as the father of modern fashion. Today only three examples of this dress exist, and the Museum’s version is the only one that follows the original sketch featured in the 1913 magazine Gazette du Bon Ton. i63292