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Hats in the latest taste

Duhamel (after Louis-Joseph Watteau): Hats in the latest taste, Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français pl. 235, engraving of hats designed by Rose Bertin, c. 1785 (New York, Gladys Marcus Library at FIT); photo courtesy of the Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives, Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology

court dress

Dupin (after Pierre Thomas Le Clerc): Young bride in court dress, La Galerie des Modes et Costumes Français pl. 88, engraving, c. 1780 (New York, Gladys Marcus Library at FIT); photo courtesy of the Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives, Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology

dress

Parisian Court Dress, La Belle Assemblée, aquatint engraving of dress designed by Louis Hippolyte LeRoy, September 1816 (New York, Gladys Marcus Library at FIT); photo courtesy of the Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives, Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology

Cinq pour Une

Cinq pour Une, Le Bon Genre no. 103, colour printed engraving, c. 1815 (New York, Gladys Marcus Library at FIT); photo courtesy of the Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives, Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology

Ball Gown

Charles Frederick Worth: Ball gown, silk, c. 1872 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Philip K. Rhinelander, 1946, Accession ID:46.25.1a–d); photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80002258

Dangerous Ground

Lucile: Dangerous Ground evening dress, photograph by Lucile, Ltd., Autumn 1919 (New York, Gladys Marcus Library at FIT, Lucile Archives, 1915-1925); photo courtesy of the Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives, Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology

Dress

Coco Chanel: Day dress, silk, wool and metal, c. 1927 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, The New-York Historical Society, by exchange, 1984, Accession ID:1984.28a–c); photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Chérie

Christian Dior: Chérie dinner dress, silk, spring/summer 1947 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Christian Dior, 1948, Accession ID:C.I.48.13a, b); photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress, Evening

Yves Saint Laurent: Evening dress, silk and bird-of-paradise feathers, 1969–1970 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, 1983, Accession ID:1983.619.1a, b); photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wedding Dress

House of Worth: Wedding dress, silk and pearl, 1896 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Miss Agnes Miles Carpenter, 1941, Accession ID:C.I.41.14.1); photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

evening dress

Evening dress designed by Jeanne Paquin, Les Modes cover, photograph, October 1903 (New York, Gladys Marcus Library at FIT); photo courtesy of the Department of Special Collections and FIT Archives, Gladys Marcus Library, Fashion Institute of Technology

Dress

Jean Paul Gaultier: Dress, orange shirred velvet, Autumn 1984 (New York, The Museum at FIT); photo courtesy of The Museum at FIT

Dress

Issey Miyake: Dress, polyester, spring/summer 1994 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Issey Miyake, 1994, Accession ID: 1994.603.3); photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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