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Brooklyn Museum

June 25, 2010 in General

I traveled to the Brooklyn Museum today to see the American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection Exhibit. The selection of garments were really amazing. They had many pieces from Charles James, Charles Frederick Worth, Elsa Schiaparelli, and many other designers. They even had a collection of dolls that the United States received from France after WWI as a gift of gratitude. Each of the dolls were originals, and designed by different designers. Their website has a great selection of photos from the exhibit, but this is my favorite of the collection.

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 Marguery Bolhagen was the designer of this dress in 1959. She started her career as an assistant to Charles James before opening up her own business. The dress was made for Austine Hearst  to wear to the inaugural ball for President Kennedy, 1961

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