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"American Woman: Fashioning a National Collection" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

From foreground to background:

 

Jeanne Lanvin (French, 1867–1946)

Ensemble, Evening, spring/summer 1923

Silk, metal, rhinestones

Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Designated Purchase Fund, 1984 (2009.300.1364a–c)

 

French

Dress, Evening, ca. 1925

Silk, metal

Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of William Garrigues, 1967 (2009.300.1330)

 

Edward Molyneux (French, born Britain, 1891 - 1974)

Dress, Evening, 1925

Silk, rhinestones

Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Howard C. Brokaw, 1960 (2009.300.1277a, b)

 

Edward Molyneux (French, born Britain, 1891 - 1974)

Dress, 1925

Metallic thread, silk

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Loretta Hines Howard, 1980 (1980.487.1a–c)

 

French

Dress, Evening, ca. 1925

Silk, metal

Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Anonymous gift, 1964 (2009.300.1316)

 

"American Woman: Fashioning a National Collection"

May 5–August 15, 2010

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

See the exhibition preview for more information, including sponsorship credits.

 

Photograph by Alex Hills

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Taken on May 5, 2010