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Oh What a Night: A Century of Evening Wear (1860-1960)


Coming in June 2023, this exhibition celebrates the glamour and glitter of a hundred years of evening dress with breath-taking selections from the Museum’s clothing and textile collection.   Gowns and more gowns, along with a selection of coats, shoes, hats, accessories, and men’s wear, will be on display in The Susan Bishop Gallery.  Highlights include a beautifully conserved green velvet House of Worth gown c. 1880, a turquoise silk 1964 Balenciaga dress and matching coat, and even a silk and velvet dress worn to the inauguration ball of President U.S. Grant in 1869!  For those who want to be part of the exhibit, email a photograph in your favorite party outfit to to be shown on the monitor.