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Creator: John Forsythe

Date: 1899-1910

Black bodice with black embroidery on chest, shoulders, and wrists. Embroidery includes diamond shapes and flowers. Pleating on chest and by shoulders and wrists. High neck with white net at very top front. Separate matching belt. Label within…

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Date: 2018-05-02

A photograph of 3 students studying a brown historic dress on a table.

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Date: 2018-05-02

A photograph of 3 students studying a brown historic dress on a table and taking notes.

Fashioning an Education Announcement

Date: 2011-05-19 - 2011-06-12

To celebrate the college’s 150th anniversary, the Vassar College Costume Collection will share student research about the complex role that education has played to influence fashion. This exhibition will showcase student clothing from the 1860’s to…

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Creator: Edw. K. Tryon Company

Date: 1930

This is a Vassar College Field Hockey Umpire Blazer. There is a pink and white VC logo embroidered on the chest pocket and a cream patch with blue and red detail on the right side of the chest that reads "USFHA National Umpire." There are two pockets…

Action view of stabilization sewing on Royal Blue Silk Dress with Tails

Creator: Holly Hummel

Date: 2014-06-12 - 2014-06-15

An exhibition of selected garments (dating from 1836-1956) donated to the Vassar College Costume Collection. The exhibition took place in the Faculty Commons in the College Center at Vassar, from June 12-15, 2014.

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Chinese silk embroidery panel of multiple people in four mirrored scenes that begin in the day and end in the night, from top to bottom.

Scene 1: A person carrying red fruits on a platter and another person carrying a blue bottle with the red sun…

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Creator: Christian Dior

This is a cream slip manufactured by Christian Dior composed of a rose motif lace and a fiber blend. The rose motif lace is at the collar, sleeves, and edges of the slip. The fiber blend is 55% nylon, 30% polyester, and 15% silk. There is a cream…

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Date: 1890-1905

A black, velvet, beaded bodice with leg o' mutton sleeves and a yellow lined collar. There is black floral beading and embroidery on the chest and lower sleeves, four groups of piping in rows of three on each sleeve, yellowing lace on the wrists,…

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Silk navy apron with cream, yellow, and green floral embroidery with light brown accents. There is slight pleating along the top where the apron connects to the waistband.

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Date: 1874-1916

Beige bodice and skirt that attach at the waist with cream flower embroidery and a pink and green sash and a separate lace collar. Cotton was used, bodice (a), has three quarter length sleeves, pleating on the sleeves and in the center front

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Creator: Thomas Tryon

Date: 1918

A loden green wool cape with an ankle-legth a-line silhouette. Convertible collar with an oval shape tab with two buttons that can be moved to close across the collar. Has two armholes inside (which can be closed) and two pockets. Can be closed at…

Date: 1920

Drop-waist dress of black chiffon with accents of green, orange, yellow, blue/purple in the beading and lining; knee length hem; boat neckline; long sleeves; snap closures along side seam; plastic beads on the skirt, neckline, bodice, and sleeves;…

Four pieces, navy taffeta, navy mesh, off-white faille. Overdress (a) of navy mesh printed with off-white polka dots; deep-v neckline; shirtwaist silhouette with a-line ankle length skirt; falls at natural waist; semi-puff cap sleeves; small tears in…

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