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Silk x France x
"Apollo of Versailles"
Elsa Schiaparelli
(Italian, 1890–1973)
Date: winter 1938–39
Medium: silk, metallic
Accession Number: C.I.51.83
Evening dress
Madame Grès
(Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)
Date: 1958
Medium: silk
Accession Number: 1973.104.2a, b
Evening dress
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: 1951
Medium: silk
Accession Number: 1993.393.1
Suit
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: 1938
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.54.16.1a, b
Wedding ensemble
Mainbocher
(American, 1890–1976)
Date: 1937
Medium: silk, leather, straw, coq feathers
Accession Number: C.I.50.110a–j
Evening ensemble
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: 1933–35
Medium: silk, feathers
Accession Number: C.I.44.64.8a–c
Textile sample
La Maison Martine
Date: ca. 1911–23
Medium: Silk satin
Accession Number: 23.178.11
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Medium: cotton, silk, metal
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
Corset
Maison Léoty
(French)
Date: 1891
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.45.27a, b
Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (one of a pair)
Georges Jacob
(French, 1739–1814, master 1765)
Date: ca. 1780–85
Medium: Carved and gilded walnut; embroidered silk satin
Accession Number: 58.75.25
Verdures du Vatican (set of two)
Jean Démosthène Dugourc
(French, Versailles 1749–1825 Paris)
Date: ca. 1799
Medium: Woven silk and metal thread with applied silk and chenille embroidery
Accession Number: 2006.519a, b
Doublet
Date: early 1620s
Medium: silk
Accession Number: 1989.196
Opera coat
House of Paquin
(French, 1891–1956)
Date: 1912
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.X.56.2.1
Coat
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: ca. 1927
Medium: silk, metal
Accession Number: 1984.30
Coatdress
André Courrèges
(French, born Pau, 1923)
Date: 1965
Medium: wool, silk
Accession Number: 1974.136.3
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Medium: Oak veneered with mahogany, kingwood, and tulipwood, with marquetry of mahogany, rosewood, holly, and various other woods; gilt-bronze mounts; imitation Japanese lacquer; replaced silk
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Evening ensemble
Yves Saint Laurent, Paris
(French, founded 1961)
Date: fall/winter 1983–84
Medium: a,b) silk
Accession Number: 2006.420.51a, b
Dress
Drécoll
(French, founded 1900)
Date: ca. 1924
Medium: silk, wool
Accession Number: 1980.92.1a–c
Costume Armor in the Classical Style
Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé
(French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800)
Date: ca. 1788–90
Medium: Linen, papier-mâché, bole, gold leaf, graphite (helmet); silk, cotton, metal coils and spangles, metallic yarn (tunic)
Accession Number: 1988.65.1–.2
Ensemble
Louis Vuitton Co.
(French, founded 1854)
Date: fall/winter 1998–99
Medium: (a) rubberized cotton; (b) silk; (c, d) leather
Accession Number: 1999.58a–d
Seasons and Elements (Air) (set of four)
Attributed to Charles Le Brun
(French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris)
Date: ca. 1683
Medium: Canvas; silk, wool, and metal-thread embroidery in tent stitch (316 stitches per sq. inch, 49 stitches per sq. cm.)
Accession Number: 46.43.4
"May"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1953
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.60.21.1a, b
Ensemble
Date: ca. 1730
Medium: (a) wool; (b) silk; (a, b) metallic thread
Accession Number: 2004.411a, b
Coat
Paul Poiret
(French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris)
Date: ca. 1919
Medium: silk, wool, fur, leather
Accession Number: C.I.61.40.4
Shoes
Date: 1690–1700
Medium: silk, leather
Accession Number: 06.1344a, b
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Medium: Leather, ivory, silk, wood, silver, iron
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
"L'Eléphant Blanc"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1958
Medium: silk, metallic thread, glass, plastic
Accession Number: 1977.329.5a, b
Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1776
Medium: Oak veneered with tulipwood, amaranth, holly, and sycamore; six Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plaques and two painted tin plaques; gilt-bronze mounts; marble shelves; moiré silk
Accession Number: 1976.155.110
Evening dress
Yves Saint Laurent, Paris
(French, founded 1961)
Date: 1969–70
Medium: silk, bird-of-paradise feathers
Accession Number: 1983.619.1a, b
Suit
Date: 1774–92
Medium: silk
Accession Number: C.I.61.13.2a–c
"Apollo of Versailles"
Elsa Schiaparelli
(Italian, 1890–1973)
Date: winter 1938–39
Accession Number: C.I.51.83
Evening dress
Madame Grès
(Alix Barton) (French, Paris 1903–1993 Var region)
Date: 1958
Accession Number: 1973.104.2a, b
Evening dress
House of Balenciaga
(French, founded 1937)
Date: 1951
Accession Number: 1993.393.1
Suit
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: 1938
Accession Number: C.I.54.16.1a, b
Wedding ensemble
Mainbocher
(American, 1890–1976)
Date: 1937
Accession Number: C.I.50.110a–j
Evening ensemble
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: 1933–35
Accession Number: C.I.44.64.8a–c
Textile sample
La Maison Martine
Date: ca. 1911–23
Accession Number: 23.178.11
Evening dress
Callot Soeurs
(French, active 1895–1937)
Date: 1910–14
Accession Number: 1981.380.2
Corset
Maison Léoty
(French)
Date: 1891
Accession Number: C.I.45.27a, b
Armchair (Fauteuil à la reine) (one of a pair)
Georges Jacob
(French, 1739–1814, master 1765)
Date: ca. 1780–85
Accession Number: 58.75.25
Verdures du Vatican (set of two)
Jean Démosthène Dugourc
(French, Versailles 1749–1825 Paris)
Date: ca. 1799
Accession Number: 2006.519a, b
Doublet
Date: early 1620s
Accession Number: 1989.196
Opera coat
House of Paquin
(French, 1891–1956)
Date: 1912
Accession Number: C.I.X.56.2.1
Coat
House of Chanel
(French, founded 1913)
Date: ca. 1927
Accession Number: 1984.30
Coatdress
André Courrèges
(French, born Pau, 1923)
Date: 1965
Accession Number: 1974.136.3
Mechanical table
Jean-François Oeben
(1721–1763)
Date: ca. 1761–63
Accession Number: 1982.60.61
Evening ensemble
Yves Saint Laurent, Paris
(French, founded 1961)
Date: fall/winter 1983–84
Accession Number: 2006.420.51a, b
Dress
Drécoll
(French, founded 1900)
Date: ca. 1924
Accession Number: 1980.92.1a–c
Costume Armor in the Classical Style
Helmet includes original paper label of Hallé
(French, Paris, active ca. 1780–1800)
Date: ca. 1788–90
Accession Number: 1988.65.1–.2
Ensemble
Louis Vuitton Co.
(French, founded 1854)
Date: fall/winter 1998–99
Accession Number: 1999.58a–d
Seasons and Elements (Air) (set of four)
Attributed to Charles Le Brun
(French, Paris 1619–1690 Paris)
Date: ca. 1683
Accession Number: 46.43.4
"May"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1953
Accession Number: C.I.60.21.1a, b
Ensemble
Date: ca. 1730
Accession Number: 2004.411a, b
Coat
Paul Poiret
(French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris)
Date: ca. 1919
Accession Number: C.I.61.40.4
Shoes
Date: 1690–1700
Accession Number: 06.1344a, b
Musette de Cour
Unknown
Date: ca. 1700
Accession Number: 2003.63a–d
"L'Eléphant Blanc"
House of Dior
(French, founded 1947)
Date: spring/summer 1958
Accession Number: 1977.329.5a, b
Drop-front desk (secrétaire à abattant or secrétaire en cabinet)
Attributed to Martin Carlin
(French, near Freiburg im Breisgau ca. 1730–1785 Paris)
Date: ca. 1776
Accession Number: 1976.155.110
Evening dress
Yves Saint Laurent, Paris
(French, founded 1961)
Date: 1969–70
Accession Number: 1983.619.1a, b
Suit
Date: 1774–92
Accession Number: C.I.61.13.2a–c
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