From left: a) Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld, Evening Dress, ready-to-wear, fall/winter 1983-–84, acetate/rayon blend, glass beads and rhinestones, and plastic sequins, appeared in Fashion Extravaganza. b) Tilmann Grawe, Cocktail Dress, special order, fall/winter 2003-04. silk chiné taffeta, horn, plastic and glass beads, horsehair tubing, and plastic boning, appeared in Living It Up. c) Emmanuel Ungaro, Bridal Gown, haute couture, fall/winter 1996–97, cotton/synthetic blend lace, embroidered silk, plastic “pearl” beads and sequins, and glass beads, appeared in The Great Fashion Mix.
From left: a) Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld, Evening Dress, ready-to-wear, fall/winter 1983-–84, acetate/rayon blend, glass beads and rhinestones, and plastic sequins, appeared in Fashion Extravaganza. b) Tilmann Grawe, Cocktail Dress, special order, fall/winter 2003-04. silk chiné taffeta, horn, plastic and glass beads, horsehair tubing, and plastic boning, appeared in Living It Up. c) Emmanuel Ungaro, Bridal Gown, haute couture, fall/winter 1996–97, cotton/synthetic blend lace, embroidered silk, plastic “pearl” beads and sequins, and glass beads, appeared in The Great Fashion Mix. a, c) Photograph by John Alderson, © 2013 Chicago Historical Society b) Photo courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC
From left: a) Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld, Evening Dress, ready-to-wear, fall/winter 1983-–84, acetate/rayon blend, glass beads and rhinestones, and plastic sequins, appeared in Fashion Extravaganza. b) Tilmann Grawe, Cocktail Dress, special order, fall/winter 2003-04. silk chiné taffeta, horn, plastic and glass beads, horsehair tubing, and plastic boning, appeared in Living It Up. c) Emmanuel Ungaro, Bridal Gown, haute couture, fall/winter 1996–97, cotton/synthetic blend lace, embroidered silk, plastic “pearl” beads and sequins, and glass beads, appeared in The Great Fashion Mix. a, c) Photograph by John Alderson, © 2013 Chicago Historical Society b) Photo courtesy of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC

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