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Works of Art (35)

"Airplane" Dress, spring/summer 2000 (remade 2006), Hussein Chalayan (British, born Cyprus), Fiberglass, metal, cotton, synthetic (2006.251a–c)
Belt, fall 1934, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Black silk taffeta, plastic (2009.300.1227)
Bingham Copper Mining Pit—Utah / Reclamation Project, 1973, Robert Smithson (American), Photostat and plastic overlay with wax pencil (2001.293)
"Butterfly" ball gown, 1955, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: smoke gray chiffon; pale gray satin; aubergine, lavender, and oyster; synthetic: white nylon (2009.300.816)
Buttons, fall 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian); Jean Clemént (attributed) (French); Roger Jean-Pierre (attributed) (French), Synthetic, metal (2009.300.1499a–i)
"Carlton" room divider, 1981, Ettore Sottsass (Italian), Designer; Memphis s.r.l., Manufacturer, Wood, plastic laminate (1997.460.1ab)
"Contour" chair, designed 1970, manufactured ca. 1982, Frank Gehry (American); Manufacturer: Easy Edges Inc., Corrugated cardboard, Masonite (1987.357)
"Egg" armchair, 1957, Arne Jacobsen (Danish); Manufacturer: Fritz Hansens Eft. A/S, Ox hide, plastic, aluminum (61.7.46)
Evening dress, fall 1939, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), White silk organza, metallic thread, plastic, white suede, green metal (2009.300.1165a,b)
Evening ensemble, ca. 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian); André Perugia (French), Green silk faille, metallic thread, gold kidskin, beige plastic (2009.300.1168a–c)
Evening jacket, 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Deep magenta rayon crepe embroidered with metallic thread and polychrome sequins with plastic insect buttons (1974.338.2)

Dinner Suit, 1937–1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Green silk crepe and green silk velvet embroidered with metallic thread and red and pink rhinestones with half dome shaped plastic buttons inset with flowers (1978.288.19a–c)
Evening jacket, summer 1937, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Blue silk velvet, metal, rhinestones, plastic (2009.300.1354)
Evening pump, 1961, Designed by Roger Vivier (French), Leather, silk, glass, plastic, metal, metallic thread (1980.597.4)
"Four-Leaf Clover" ball gown, 1953, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: Ivory Duchesse satin; ivory faille; black velvet (velours de Lyon); synthetic: nylon mesh (2009.300.779)
Gordon Tapper 1:10, 1999, Karin Sander (German), ABS plastic (acryl-nitryl-butadien-styrol) from three-dimensional scan; applied color (2000.411)

Olivier Renaud-Clement 1:10, 1999–2000, Karin Sander (German), ABS plastic (acryl-nitryl-butadien-styrol) from three-dimensional scan; applied color (2000.414)
National Panasonic Radio, Model R-72S, ca. 1969, Manufacturer: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., ABS plastic (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer), metal (2000.430)
New York, Number 18, 1938, Charles Biederman (American), Painted wood and plastic (1980.419)
"Patriot" radio, 1939, Norman Bel Geddes (American); Emerson Radio and Phonograph Corp., New York, Catalin (2001.722.11)
Racing car shoe, 1965, Designed by Katharina Denzinger for Herbert Levine, Inc., American, Leather, plastic (1973.276.29a,b)
Radio Nurse radio transmitter, 1937, Isamu Noguchi (American), Bakelite (2000.600.14)
Sample room divider, ca. 1952, Dorothy Liebes (American), Wood, chenille, various fibers, Lurex (aluminum foil, plastic-coated) (1973.129.7)
Shoe, spring 1997, Designed by Martin Margiela (Belgian), Leather, plastic (1998.519f,g)
Shoes (Pumps), 2007, Christian Louboutin (French), Black patent leather with red leather sole (2012.121a,b)
Stacking side chair, designed 1960, manufactured ca. 1973, Verner Panton (Danish), Luran-S plastic (acrylate-styrene-acrylonitrile) (1986.425)
Still Garden, 2011, Afruz Amighi (American, born Iran, 1974), Pe-cap and Plexiglas, (2011.427)
Study for Distortions; Isometric Systems in Isotropic Space—Map Projections: The Cube, 1978, Agnes Denes (American), Watercolor on graph paper, pen and ink on clear plastic overlay (1983.501.3)
Suit, fall 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Plaid rayon crepe, blue plastic (1974.338.5a,b)
"Tizio" table lamp, 1972, Richard Sapper (German, born 1932); Artemide S.p.A., ABS plastic (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer), aluminium, metal alloy (1988.236.10)
Travel ensemble (jacket, slacks, and blouse), 1948, Vera Maxwell (American), Brown-and-white donegal tweed and cocoa-brown wool jersey, printed silk, plastic, tan leather (C.I.53.61a-f)
"Tree" evening dress, 1955, Charles James (American, born Great Britain), Silk: rose pink taffeta; white satin; synthetic: red, pink, and white tulle (2009.300.991)
"Tube" chair, 1969–70, Joe Colombo (Italian); Manufacturer: Flexform, PVC plastic (polyvinyl chloride), tubular steel, rubber, polyurethane foam, synthetic knit upholstery (1987.98.1a-d)
Ud, 1977, Les fils de Gamil Georges, Cairo, Mahogany, spruce, beech, plastic, abalone, brass, other materials (1982.143.1)
"Vertebra" armchair, 1974–76, Emilio Ambasz (Argentinian); Giancarlo Piretti (Italian), Polyurethane and leather (1989.48)
Wrapper (Seru Njaago), 1970s, Senegal, Saint-Louis; Manjaka peoples, Cotton, synthetic yarns (2009.257)
Wrapper, 1960–70, Republic of Guinea-Bissau, Kelequis; Manjaka peoples, Cotton, synthetic yarns (2009.259)

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