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    • Cocktail dress

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    • Black taffeta cocktail dress with typical Dior princess lines and severely nipped waist. Shown with cocktail hat. The dress is worn over multiple crinoline slips and an elongated bustier (Bergdorf Goodman Custom Collection, fall 1954)
    • Ball gown

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    • Sapphire blue silk satin strapless ball gown (Bergdorf Goodman Custom Collection, spring 1954)
    • Evening wear

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    • Gres is known for evening wear with Greek inspiration. Multi-tucked bodice and skirt in heavy silk chiffon (Bergdorf Goodman Custom Collection, fall 1953)
    • Evening gown

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    • Tucked bodice black over red taffeta. Five tier skirt of black silk net over red taffeta (designed by Gleason for Bergdorf Goodman Custom Collection, fall 1954)
    • Evening dress

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    • Short evening dress of sheer metallic silk worn over a red taffeta lining and crinolines (Bergdorf Goodman Custom Collection, fall 1953)
    • Housewife

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    • From the machine shop to the washing machine, the new housewife does her chores in stockings, heels, crinoline and earrings
    • Day dress

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    • Camel wool day dress with center back button opening and back dropped yoke skirt (Bergdorf Goodman Custom Collection, fall 1954)
    • Suit

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    • Mocha worsted suit jacket is fitted in front and bloused in back of straight very slim skirt (designed and illustrated for Arbe)
    • Lingerie

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    • Full slips under clothes are de rigueur for the properly dressed women until the arrival of the 60's miniskirt (Vogue, 1956)
    • Wool coat

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    • Salmon red wool coat with unusual horizontal seam pattern in the upper body. Typical 50s wide cuffed sleeve (designed and illustrated for Arbe)
    • Wool coat

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    • Chartreuse wool velour coat with imitation leopard fur necktie and pillbox hat (Forstman Wool ad; Life Magazine, November 13,1952)

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