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Synthetic Textile

Textile, Synthetic

Works of Art (15)

Beachwear (bikini), 1970s, French, Synthetics (1993.517.44a,b)
Beachwear (bikini), late 1940s–early 1950s, American, Synthetics (1985.364.12a,b)
Belt, fall 1934, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Black silk taffeta, plastic (2009.300.1227)
Cocktail ensemble, ca. 1964, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (French), Black silk and synthetic pile; ivory polyester blend damask with black nylon jersey (1973.297.2a,b)
Doña Catalana, 1972, Josep Grau-Garriga (Spanish), Rope, cord, synthetic fibers (1977.244.1)
Dress, fall/winter 1987–88, Karl Lagerfeld (French, born Germany), for House of Chanel (French), Black vinyl and black nylon blend tulle, black silk satin, and black polyester jersey (1994.161.1)
Dress, spring 2000, Issey Miyake (Japanese), Yellow synthetic mesh (2003.205)
Dress, spring/summer 1997, Rei Kawakubo (Japanese), for Comme des Garçons (French), Gray and white gingham checked nylon and elasticine blend (1998.516.1a,b)
Ensemble, 1967, Emanuel Ungaro (French), White elasticized net with allover appliqués of white braid trefoils (1970.89.1a-c)
Ensemble, fall/winter 2000–2001, Junya Watanabe (Japanese), for Comme des Garçons (French), Ivory polyester chiffon and gray and silver polyester velvet (2001.742a,b)
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)
"Seashell" or "Shell-knit" coat, spring/summer 1985, Issey Miyake (Japanese), Gray, pink, red, and lavender cotton/synthetic blend knit with heat-embossed ribbing (2003.79.16)
Suit, fall 1938, Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian), Plaid rayon crepe, blue plastic (1974.338.5a,b)
Suit, Hugo Boss, designed by James Rosenquist (American), DuPont Tyvek® (1998.431.1a-e)