Ephemeral Elegance

Costume and Fashion History

Floral Silk Dress, ca. 1838

via The Met

Robe à la Française, ca. 1735

via FIT

Dinner Dress, 1946

Claire McCardell

via The Met

Ruffled Cocktail Dress, ca. 1965

Coco Chanel

via The Met

Two-Piece Dinner Dress, ca. 1938

Nina Ricci

via The Met

Evening Cape, ca. 1944
Charles James
via The Met

Evening Cape, ca. 1944

Charles James

via The Met

Starfish Beaded Dress, ca. 1940s
via unknown

Starfish Beaded Dress, ca. 1940s

via unknown