A woman stands half-concealed behind a blurred pane of glass, text "Women Dressing Women" visible in front and behind her.
Exhibition

Women Dressing Women

December 7, 2023–March 10, 2024
Previously on view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Galleries 980–981
Free with Museum admission

Anonymity Slideshow Credits

Women draping garments at Worth’s Paris couture house, 1907. Photo: Jacques Boyer (French, 1869–1960). ©Jacques Boyer/Roger-Viollet

Sewing workshop at Worth’s Paris couture house, 1907. Photo: Jacques Boyer (French, 1869–1960). ©Jacques Boyer/Roger-Viollet

Maison Chéruit, 1910 Photo: G. Agie (Jacques-Gabriel François Agié, French, 1871–1932)

Maison Chéruit, 1910 Photo: G. Agie (Jacques-Gabriel François Agié, French, 1871–1932)

Atelier de brodeuses, 1910 Photo: G. Agie (Jacques-Gabriel François Agié, French, 1871–1932)

Women workers in a French couture studio, ca. 1920. Photo: Albert Harlingue (French, 1879–1964). ©Albert Harlingue/Roger-Viollet

Parisian modistes, ca. 1930. © Collection Roger-Viollet/Roger-Viollet

Woman choosing clothing in a Parisian couture house, ca. 1925. Photo: Albert Harlingue (French, 1879–1964). ©Albert Harlingue/Roger-Viollet

Seamstresses at the Maison Paquin, 1926. Press photograph, Agence Rol. Courtesy Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, department Estampes et photographie, El-13

Seamstress at Callot Soeurs, 1931. Photo: François Kollar (French, born Slovakia, 1904–1979). © François Kollar/Bibliothèque Forney/Roger-Viollet

Seamstresses in the Callot Soeurs atelier, 1931. Photo: François Kollar (French, born Slovakia, 1904–1979). © François Kollar/Bibliothèque Forney/Roger-Viollet

Alix, later known as Madame Grès (Germaine Émilie Krebs), draping on a model, 1933. Photo: Boris Lipnitzki (French, born Russia, 1887–1971). © Boris Lipnitzki/Roger-Viollet 

Women in the Le Monnier workrooms, 1931. Photo: François Kollar (French, born Slovakia, 1904–1979). © François Kollar/Bibliothèque Forney/Roger-Viollet

Seamstresses at Vionnet, 1931. Photo: François Kollar (French, born Slovakia, 1904–1979). © François Kollar/Bibliothèque Forney/Roger-Viollet

Women sewing garments in a U.S. textile factory, 1930. Photo: Sueddeutsche Zeitung Photo/Alamy Stock Photo

Solange Lefèvre and other apprentices in the Bruyère workrooms, 1935. Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

Seamstresses in the Lanvin atelier, ca. 1937. Photo: Roger Schall (French, 1904–1995). Courtesy Schall Collection

Modistes in the Lanvin atelier, ca. 1937. Photo: Roger Schall (French, 1904–1995). Courtesy Schall Collection

Eartha Kitt dressed by Zelda Wynn Valdes (detail), 1952. Photo: Gordon Parks (American, 1912–2006). Courtesy Gordon Parks/The LIFE Picture Collection/Shutterstock

Madeleine Maltezos and Suzie Carpentier of Mad Carpentier, 1950. Photo: Bettmann/Bettmann via Getty Images

Designer Claire McCardell and Parsons students, 1955. Photo: Martha Holmes (American, 1923-2006). Courtesy Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY, Gladys Marcus Library Special Collections and College Archives

Ann Lowe fitting a dress of her design on model Alice Baker at a fashion show (detail), December 10, 1962. Photo: Bettmann/Bettmann via Getty Images