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Fashion and Fashion Plates (exhibition)

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

ID#: Fashion and Fashion Plates (exhibition)


Mark Cross Cream Leather Ladies Gloves

Cream leather ladies' gloves made by Mark Cross London. The gloves are machine sewn and the cream leather is soft and unbroken. A gold metal snap at the wrist secures each glove, with the Mark Cross logo on the plastic cap of each snap.

ID#: VC2017007


Beige and Cream Embroidery Ensemble

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

ID#: VC2015012

Location: N12

Green Wool Cape

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 the center front, with tan interior.

ID#: VC2015022

Location: Hanging

White Petticoat with pink ribbon and eyelet detail

White petticoat with pink ribbon and eyelet detail. The petticoat is made of white cotton throughout, silk at the ribbon, and embroidered at the ribbon casing. The skirt is gathered at the hem, pleated, and has a bow at the front. The bottom half is lined and there are hook and eye closures placed down the center back of the skirt.

ID#: VC2015024


Embroidered White Edwardian Tea Dress

Embroidered White Edwardian tea dress. White cotton with eyelet, detail, mesh insets and embroidery throughout. Square neckline with lace detail and net inset at back. Bloused bodice with princess seams, pin tucks, and pleats at waist. Three quarter length sleeves with lace cuffs, mesh inset, and elbow darts. Natural waist with mesh inset. Skirt…

ID#: VC2015023


Black Velvet Purse with Gold Clasp and Chain

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ID#: VC2014009

Location: D8

Full length cotton dress with lace decoration

Front View of the Full Length White Cotton Dress with Lace Detailing
White, cotton floor length dress with lace decoration on bodice, sleeves and skirt; flared skirt with gathered ruffle; tucks at waist give skirt shape; band collar in lace; vertical lace panels on bodice front with horizontal lace strips on center front; long sleeves with button closures at wrist; horizontal lace strips on sleeves and small ruffles…


ID#: VC2015004

Location: N11

Lace Wedding Dress of Susan Koelle Bell

Cream lace wedding dress: lining made of silk taffeta; machine-made lace overdress. Square neckline; two darts bust to waist, two darts past the waist on the back, two small darts on side of lingerie straps of lining, all the darts are in the lining; full lining of silk taffeta, with camisole attached at waist; sleeves of overdress gathered at 3/4…


ID#: VC2013008

Location: S1

Wedding Dress of Beulah May Christ Hummel

Dress of cream silk with net and lace; bodice of cream cotton net with a draped overlay of lace; six small decorative rhinestones down center front of bodice; cream silk satin embellishment at center front above waist with two small rhinestone buckles; short sleeves with two tiers of lace; high, round neckline with thin silk satin piping; metal…

ID#: HH2013001


Silk and Lace Camisole

Silk camisole with short sleeves. Sleeves and collar are trimmed with lace. Additional lace insets on the sleeves, bust, and back. Silk ribbon running along the top of the camisole.


ID#: VC2012049

Location: D12

Camisole With Sage Green Silk Ribbon

Camisole was once white. Buttons down the front. Tank sleeves. Collar and armholes are trimmed with lace. Sage green silk ribbon inserted about the front and back collars of the camisole, so as to tie in the front.


ID#: VC2012048

Location: D12

Purple Wool Swimsuit

Purple wool swimsuit from the 1910's. Skort style; sleeveless with scoop neck. Slightly dropped waist; loose-fitting; rehearsal length under-shorts. One closure at top right shoulder: two buttons. Machine stitching with white thread all over. Very intact. Holes due to moths all over. Crotch is reinforced with dark wool. White cover stitching.;…


ID#: VC2011009

Location: Q8

Peach Day Dress with Floral Motif

Peach Day Dress with Floral Motif; off-white tulle translucent day dress with peach silk gathered trip and off-white floral embroidery motif at hem and bodice, salmon ribbon detail at waist with spherical clasp bead decoration, silk fishnet sleeves at interior, high squared neckline with two rows of glass beads, closure at CB with hook and bars,…

ID#: VC2011006


Cream and Coral Embroidered Dress with Ruching

High-waisted teen's elbow-length sleeve full-length dress with trapezoid neckline. silk, glass, metal. high-waisted teen's elbow-length sleeve full-length dress; trapezoid neckline; panelled overskirt- open center front and center back; net undersleeves slightly longer than oversleeves; long a-line skirt; metal hook and bars to right of center…


Location: G9

Brown Linen Motoring Coat
brown linen motoring coat; floor length, darker brown outlining, sleeveless/ cape sleeves?, brass belt buckle, collared; brown linen motoring coat floor length, darker brown outlining, sleeveless/ cape sleeves?, brass belt buckle, collared

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ID#: VC2007025

Location: BOX 11

cream lace dress with slip
cream lace dress with embroidered organza skirt and matching slip

ID#: VC2007009

Location: O3

White Jacket with Cinched Waist
white jacket

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ID#: VC2007005

Location: D6

Cream Linen Dress with Lace
Cream linen V-neck dress, lace edging around V-neck; weighted triangle over skirt.

ID#: VC2004028

Location: N12

Khaki Twill Suit with Split Skirt
Gold Twill Riding Suit - Jacket and Culotte skirt; Jacket: gold twill cotton; peaked lapel collar; knee length; paneled seaming down the front with princess seams and seams that run from the shoulder down the full length of the jacket; fit and flare silhouette; two pockets with flaps on the hips of both sides; three brown and gold tortoise shell…

ID#: VC2004027

Location: K8

Royal Blue Silk Dress with Tails
Blue silk dress with long sleeves trimmed in tan tulle. There are matching blue silk buttons down the front with a white tulle underlay at the chest which is decorated with rhinestone buttons and a blue silk waistband below it . Above the waistband is a piece of tulle decorated with beads. Down the front of the dress is decoration with matching…

ID#: VC2004017

Location: O6

Cream Tulle and Lace Dress
Cream tulle and lace dress with braid trim ; cream tulle, cream lace in leaf and flower pattern, cream braid, mother of pearl buttons, off-white lightweight silk, cream grosgrain ribbon, off-white silk ribbon. Empire dress, floor-length; sweetheart neckline, V in back, edged in lace, with silk ribbon inside of collar; short sleeves with lace and…

ID#: VC2004015

Location: P12

Pink Silk Gown with Fringe
Pink silk gown with fringe; cream lace with silk embroidery, salmon silk crepe, pink silk satin ribbon, pink fringe, pink crepe-backed satin Slip dress. A. Ankle-length dress; v-neck lace bodice with fringe at neckline and down CF, ribbon garlanding at bust, bows at shoulders; elbow-length sleeves; ribbon at Empire waist, with flower detail CF;…

ID#: VC2004008

Location: O7

Blue Coat with Yellow Collar (DEACCESSIONED)
blue coat with yellow collar

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ID#: VC2001253

Location: BOX 12? Or Deaccession box?

Red Mesh Bib with with ''18”
red mesh bib with 18 on front; red mesh bib with '18'on front

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ID#: VC2001248

Location: Q6

Red Athletic Vest and Cap
red vest and cap

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ID#: VC2001247

Location: Q6

Black Bathing Suit
black bathing suit (?)

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ID#: VC2001246

Location: freezer

White Gauze Bodice with Pleats
white gauze bodice w/sewn-in pleats at yoke, front, cuffs, back extensions; white cotton gauze; white cotton bordered damask; white cotton twill tape; shell buttons high necked loose blouse 4 1/2'collar with vertical pintucks all over; vertical pintucks extend down center front; center front closure with shell buttons; faggoting at shoulder seams…

ID#: VC2001182

Location: F0

White Gauze Blouse with Lace
white cotton gauze blouse w/lace at neck, rectangular cutwork; mother of pearl buttons; high necked; loose fitting. High neck with lace and cutwork, open front shawl collar; four 1/4'wide vertical pintucks at each shoulder; sleeves tight to wrist with cutwork at cuffs

ID#: VC2001181

Location: F0

White Gauze Blouse with Ties
white gauze blouse w/ties at back, cutwork on chest; white gauze blouse w/ties at back, cutwork on chest white cotton gauze; mother of pearl buttons high necked; loose fitting High neck with lace and cutwork, open front shawl collar; four 1/4'wide vertical pintucks at each shoulder; sleeves tight to wrist with cutwork at cuffs; tie at center…

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ID#: VC2001180

Location: F0