Hat  Elsa Schiaparelli  (Italian, 1890–1973)  Design House: House of Schiaparelli (French, 1928–1954) Date: 1950s

Hat Elsa Schiaparelli (Italian, 1890–1973) Design House: House of Schiaparelli (French, 1928–1954) Date: 1950s

Comb House of Chanel (French, founded 1913) Date: 1950s Culture: French Medium: metal, glass

Comb House of Chanel (French, founded 1913) Date: 1950s Culture: French Medium: metal, glass

Corset  Date: 1950s Culture: American Medium: rayon, nylon Dimensions: Length at CB: 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Susan D. Miller, in memory of Ruth Miller Hossan, 1991 Accession Number: 1991.238.3a–c

Corset Date: 1950s Culture: American Medium: rayon, nylon Dimensions: Length at CB: 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Susan D. Miller, in memory of Ruth Miller Hossan, 1991 Accession Number: 1991.238.3a–c

Pullover sweater Date: late 1940s–early 1950s Culture: American Medium: wool Accession Number: 1977.357

Pullover sweater Date: late 1940s–early 1950s Culture: American Medium: wool Accession Number: 1977.357

1950s. "Belle o' the Ball" Hoop  The Costume Institute. Metropolitan Museum of Art.  A 20th century cage crinoline!

1950s. "Belle o' the Ball" Hoop The Costume Institute. Metropolitan Museum of Art. A 20th century cage crinoline!

Black wool hat, by Caroline Reboux, French, 1950s. Owned by Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor.

Black wool hat, by Caroline Reboux, French, 1950s. Owned by Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor.

Evening ensemble, blue and yellow silk, embroidered panels, Mainbocher, 1950s

Evening ensemble, blue and yellow silk, embroidered panels, Mainbocher, 1950s

Brassiere Designer: F.B.R. Date: 1950s Culture: Italian Medium: synthetic Dimensions: Length: 33 in. (83.8 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Richard Martin Bequest, 2001 Accession Number: 2001.672

Brassiere Designer: F.B.R. Date: 1950s Culture: Italian Medium: synthetic Dimensions: Length: 33 in. (83.8 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Richard Martin Bequest, 2001 Accession Number: 2001.672

Jewelry set                                          Vendôme & Coro             (American)                                                                                                           Date:                                      late 1950s                                                       Culture:                                      American                                                       Medium:                                      glass, metal

Jewelry set Vendôme & Coro (American) Date: late 1950s Culture: American Medium: glass, metal

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