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    • Evening dress

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    • Navy lace evening dress over navy crepe slip. Muriel King, while under contract as head costume designer for RKO Studios, ran an influential couture house in New York
    • Evening dress

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    • Noguchi sculpture based on a Muriel King dress. Honey-colored silk satin described as a calla-lily in bloom (Harper's Bazaar, 1936)
    • Silk gown

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    • Black lace over yellow silk crepe. A typical rendering in which the back of the gown is equally interesting and is a highlight of 1930's design (Ralph Steiner, photographer; Harper's Bazaar, 1936))
    • Crepe dress

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    • This bias-draped striped silk crepe dress is brilliantly photographed. It exploits the use of fabric draped on the diagonal grain over the female body. Accenting every curve and bone is a common feature of the 1930's (George Hoyningen-Huene,...
    • Carmen Jones

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    • A production of Carmen Jones that is staged in contemporary clothing and features an all African-American cast. It is illustrated by the Mexican artist, Miguel Covarrubias, who is captured by the jazz music and dancing in Harlem nightclubs
    • Halter evening gown

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    • This bias crepe halter neck evening gown with white gold leather leaf belt is a classic in the history of 20th century fashion. The bias drape owes its proliferation in 30s fashion to the genius of Madeleine Vionnet. Her original and patient...
    • Evening coat

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    • Lavender silk evening coat embroidery executed by Lesage. Gold cord sequins and silk satin rose buds create the two female profiles as well as forming a vase for the flowers on top. A typical Jean Cocteau design, which is based on the...
    • Suit

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    • Red suit with Norfolk jacket in place of the typical Chanel cardigan. Chanel's proportioning of the suit to a woman's body is the answer to the male's basic business suit, which exists with little modification for 125 years (Davidow Collection,...
    • Wool coat

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    • Coral wool crepe coat with bias panel welt seams trimmed with mink scarf and cuffs (Davidow Collection, 1930)
    • Suit

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    • This suit perfectly defines the pencil slim silhouette of the 30s (Horst, photographer; Vogue, 1939)
    • Dress ensemble

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    • Two-piece ensemble dress and jacket. Bias pale turquoise wool crepe dress. Green wool tweed jacket with green leather belt and silver buckle
    • Coat

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    • Beige wool crepe coat with fox collar and gored bias panels in the sleeves and upper back (Davidow Collection, 1930)
    • Hats

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    • Left to right: Tilted brim black straw hat with black and white belting. Black lace straw hat with yellow flowers and wide brim. Black crochet crown with milan strips over (Leslie -- Custom Millinery; Department Bergdorf Goodman)
    • Satin dress

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    • Navy satin backed crepe dress. Waist of navy satin black crepe with embroidered white dots. The Davidow Company was founded in 1880 and was in business through 1968. In addition to original ready-to-wear, especially well-made suits and coats, they...
    • Crepe dress

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    • Brown pebble crepe dress with multiple buttons and loops on wrists and bodice. Tricolor velveteen scarf at neck (Davidow Collection, 1930)

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