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  • All fields: 1980-1990
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    • Short dress

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    • Shirt draped red taffeta dress with a typical red/black Gruau background. This pouf style dress is introduced by Christian La Croix (Rene Gruau, illustrator; French Vogue, September, 1981)
    • Three gowns

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    • Left to right: Redover grey taffeta empire gown in rayon and nylon tulle with embroidered polka dots. Multi-color re-embroidered bodice with swirl print and printed silk organza skirt. Mixed patterned gown, silk taffeta skirt with embroidered point...
    • Lounge wear

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    • Designed for at-home lounging or sleepwear, these clothes are often worn in the evening in public (Vogue, September, 1980)
    • Evening wear

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    • One of the decade's most popular evening styles shown here in 100% draped silk jacquard is repeated in garment lines at all price levels (Warren Bradley, illustrator)
    • Evening gown

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    • One shoulder evening gown in 100% printed satin striped chiffon. This is a very popular 1980s style (Warren Bradley, illustrator)
    • Town and Country

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    • The 80s produce a new term for generational description- the Yuppie or Young Urban Professional. Here is an example (Town and Country, September, 1988)
    • Guitar dress

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    • Influenced by the enormous popularity of the guitar as well as the lasting influence of the Surrealist Art Movement, here two great 20th Century creators collaborate (designed for Chloe; Antonio, illustrator)
    • Day and evening wear

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    • Dressed for day into evening. An elaborate embroidered wool jacket over multi-colored striped silk shirt and wine colored velveteen pleated calf-length skirt (Denis Piet, photographer; Vogue, September 1980)
    • Elegant two-piece

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    • Clothes at high prices continue to be embellished by extravagant embroideries to justify their cost. The white wool jacket is richly embroidered and appliqued in a tulip pattern with red skirt. However, note that it is the suit that dominates all...
    • Le smoking

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    • Black wool and grey pinstripe, pearl grey crepe blouse; an androgynous look. Saint Laurent's design, reinterpreted in many collections, is now a fashion classic (Helmut Newton, photographer)
    • Pants outfits

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    • Pale peach wool crepe pants suit. A deeper peach blazer and black pants in wool crepe (Eric Bowman, photographer; Fashions of the Times, February 2, 1989)
    • Coat ensemble

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    • The new woman! Strong, clean lines in wool twill coat and pants with soft cognac silk shirt (Guy LeBaube, photographer; Vogue, September, 1980)
    • Coat

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    • A brilliantly designed coat for all ages (Daniel Jovanneau, photographer)
    • Furs

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    • A group of jacket and stroller length Canadian Red Fox furs in various hues. Furs for personal wear became a very political topic (Vogue, December 1981)
    • Elegant coat

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    • Cossack coat in gold brocade, jet embroidery and black mink. An example of the Russian Collection and its aura of luxury and folklore (Duane Michals, photographer)
    • Skirt outfit

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    • Missoni for warm weather. A mixture of knit cardigan print top and striped woven skirt (Andre Carrara, photographer)
    • Wrapped dress

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    • Acetate and viscose wrapped white dress. The combination of man-made fibers at this level of fashion illustrate how far they have been perfected (Eric Bowman, photographer; Fashions of the Times, February 26, 1989)

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