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Dress

Designer:
Vera Maxwell (American, 1901–1995)
Date:
1975
Culture:
American
Medium:
nylon
Credit Line:
Gift of Vera Maxwell, 1980
Accession Number:
1980.48.7
Not on view
Maxwell was the first designer to use Ultrasuede, immediately followed by Halston. For Maxwell, the new material only affirmed her verities of easy case, tactility, and luxury in color. Her assembly of parts, or of multiple accessories, is characteristic. If the modern woman, according to Maxwell, was to be ready for anything personally and professionally, she was exceptionally well-provisioned.
Marking: [label] "Vera Maxwell Original"
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Ingenuity," April 2, 1998–August 16, 1998.

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