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Ensemble - Jacket and Dress

Description: Ensemble of printed silk. This cocktail or dinner ensemble in the "New Look" consists of a dress and bolero-style jacket of printed floral ikat silk with a black ground and floral design in gray, browns and dark brown/mauve shades. A) The dress is mid-calf-length, sleeveless, and with a boat neckline. Tailored to fit, with side bust and waist darts. Self fabric bow at top of waist gore which releases into a box pleat at the skirt. Slightly dropped waist. Under the sides of front box pleat edges are two knife pleats to create fullness, with darts for slimmer waist. On either side of front bock pleat is a small 1"intake pleat to balance fullness of skirt. Side seams have a lapping box pleat and an small triangular insert from front side seams. Back waist has 4 sets of box pleats, two on either side of center back zipper closure. The dress has built-in under-structure consisting of inner half-slip of off-white satin, and three layers of stiffened netting petticoats, all with horsehair braid at hem. B) The matching jacket is of the same cloth, cropped short in the bolero style. The center-front opening has no closures and is collarless. Raglan style sleeves are tea elbow length. Under sleeve and sleeve cuff is slightly ruched creating a faux cuff look. It is fully lined in a brown silk organza. 4-way underarm gusset. Sewn into the hem are French weights. There is no label in the dress. The jacket has a single designer's label: "Printemps-Ete 1956 / Christian Dior / Paris" which has stamped on it "80615". The "1956" appears embossed, not printed, and the black backing of the label is cut away behind the "1956".
Date: 1956
Creator: Dior, Christian

Hat

Description: Hat of white organza. High pillbox crown, 4" deep. Bottom edge of crown encircled with 3" wide bias organdy that ties in large bow at center front. Lined in white silk with white grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Covered wires at sides for securing hat to wearer's head.
Date: 1956
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

Hat

Description: Suit hat of black velour. Rounded 4" deep crown. 2" wide front upward turned brim. 1/2" wider at sides, turning downward at center back. Has large black ostrich feather tassel at center back. Lined in netting with gray grosgrain ribbon inner headband. Comb at center front for securing hat to wearer's head.
Date: 1956
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

Hat

Description: Red leaf hat. Rounded conical hat of netting partly covered with red and pink silk leaves. Inside the hat, which has aspects of both a cloche and a toque, at the base of the crown, is a band of red grosgrain ribbon. Sewn into the ribbon band is designer's label: "Balenciaga / 10 Avenue George V Paris".
Date: 1956
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristobal

Hat

Description: Mushroom hat of red strawcloth and tucks on four corners. Interior headband covered in same to secure hat to head. Designer's label: "E Garnett / Italian Made / Imported Original"
Date: 1956
Creator: Garnett, Eleanora

Hat

Description: Hat created with a tan silk scarf printed with black "leopard print". The framework is a pillbox style low, cylindrical, slightly domed crown, over which the silk scarf is fastened, pulled to back forming knotted ornament with trailing end. Lined in white silk, with inner black grosgrain ribbon hatband, with translucent brown plastic comb at inside front to secure to wearer's head. Designer's label: "EISA" Scarf signed in print: "Balenciaga"
Date: 1956
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

JFK TWA Terminal

Description: This interior view of the JFK TWA Terminal shows the curvilinear stairs and ceiling with dramatic lighting and some vending areas.
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Date: 1956/1962
Creator: Saarinen, Eero
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JFK TWA Terminal

Description: This interior view of the JFK TWA Terminal shows the curvilinear stairs and ceiling with dramatic lighting.
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Date: 1956/1962
Creator: Saarinen, Eero
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JFK TWA Terminal

Description: This interior view of the JFK TWA Terminal shows ceiling, counters, and flight arrival and departure boards.
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Date: 1956/1962
Creator: Saarinen, Eero
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JFK TWA Terminal

Description: This sweeping interior view of the JFK TWA Terminal shows counters and curvilinear windows.
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Date: 1956/1962
Creator: Saarinen, Eero
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JFK TWA Terminal

Description: This interior view of the JFK TWA Terminal shows close detail of the ceiling construction.
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Date: 1956/1962
Creator: Saarinen, Eero
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JFK TWA Terminal

Description: This interior view of the JFK TWA Terminal shows the curvilinear windows and counters.
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Date: 1956/1962
Creator: Saarinen, Eero
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Mushroom Hat

Description: Mushroom hat of red/orange baku straw. Uniquely cut crown is square with points at front and back. Four side panels are formed off of sides of square crown. Lined in white gauze material with red/orange grosgrain ribbon inner headband.
Date: 1956
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

Mushroom Hat

Description: Cocktail mushroom hat of black silk gazar. Over-sized, with flat top and slightly downward turned 6" brim. Pillbox inner crown with black grosgrain inner headband.
Date: 1956
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristóbal

Number Four

Description: Painting of red, yellow, light blue, green, gray and brown abstract loosely rendered shapes at center of composition.
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Date: 1956~
Creator: Vicente, Esteban
Item Type: Artwork

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox hat covered with draped silk scarf of black with pink polka dot print. Knotted accent on back states "Balenciaga" on pink border with frayed ends.
Date: 1956
Creator: Balenciaga, Cristobal

Pillbox Hat

Description: Pillbox hat of dark brown straw cloth with small visor brim. Brown grosgrain ribbon surrounds brim. Large button of metallic thread attached to crown with 3 matching buttons hanging from grosgrain ribbon. Designer's label attached to inside brim: "Exclusive Millinery / Pfeifers / Little Rock"
Date: 1956
Creator: Pfeifers

Seamstress

Description: Painting dark and light green, gray, light pink and burnt sienna loose brush strokes. Seated female figure carrying out a tasks on a light green dress form. Clothing pattern blocks are hung behind the seated female figure on the right side. On the bottom left, a burnt sienna stool with clothing raiments.
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Date: 1956/1960~
Creator: Soyer, Raphael
Item Type: Artwork

Sundress

Description: A) Sundress of brown linen in sheath style. Strapped shoulders. Street length. Center back closure with 8 circular brown plastic buttons and bound buttonholes.Two large patch pockets at sides below waist. Bodice lined in ivory silk. Designer's label at inside left seam near hem: "Traina-Norell / New York" B) Half belt of same fabric. Rounded, open ends of belt buttons onto front left and right sides of dress with two matching brown circular plastic buttons and bound buttonholes.
Date: 1956
Creator: Norell, Norman

T56-21

Description: View depicting the forms and brushwork of painting entitled T56-21.
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Date: 1956
Creator: Hans Hartung
Item Type: Artwork

T56-21

Description: Painting done by Hans Hartung, entitled T56-21.
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Date: 1956
Creator: Hans Hartung
Item Type: Artwork

Untitled Number 3

Description: This abstract painting includes hues of brown, greens, and yellow.
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Date: 1956/1959~
Creator: Bladen, Ronald, 1918-1988
Item Type: Artwork

August rue Daguerre

Description: No Description Available.
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Date: 1957
Creator: Mitchell, Joan
Item Type: Artwork

Blast I

Description: No Description Available.
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Date: 1957
Creator: Gottlieb, Adolph
Item Type: Artwork