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Folding fan, 1876

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Japanese folding fan

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Hat, c.1960

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Hat by Nom de Plume, c.1950

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Adrian dress, 1940s.

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Lily Pulitzer

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Ben Zuckerman suit.

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Detail from early 19th century feather folding fan.

Detail from early 19th century feather folding fan.

1940s Adrian dress.

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U.S. Civil War era vest and bodice. A note found in the vest pocket states, “This vest was made from satin, one hundred and fifty years old,” signed Lloyd W. Smith.

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Silk dress with sequins, rhinestones, and beads. c.1960. Elinor Simmons for Malcolm Starr.

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Beaded silk evening dress, c.1965.

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Adrian dress.

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1970s dress in polyester brocade.

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