"Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s"

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Photograph: Eilleen Costa
Dusty apricot silk chiffon evening dress; front of dress bodice is cowl draped with pleated chiffon used horizontally; pleats are caught at waist seam draping up either side and caught into piped armhole; panel of pleats hang from drape to floor at center
Photograph: Eilleen Costa
Off-white tulle evening gown, sleeveless with spiral ruffle from hip to train; coordinating taffeta slip
Photograph: Eilleen Costa
Men's double breasted smoking jacket in midnight blue wool herringbone twill, with shawl collar, self-covered buttons and besom pockets; custom made
Photograph: Eilleen Costa
Man's 3-piece walking suit: jacket, vest, breeches and ascot
Photograph: Eilleen Costa
Bottle green cotton velvet smoking jacket, cashmere trousers, black bowtie 1936
Photograph: Eilleen Costa
Photograph: Eilleen Costa
Maillot: orange and navy with off-white and green, large zigzag and stripe patterned wool jersey ; tank top with lower scoop neck back; one button left shoulder seam closing. Jacket: orange and navy with off-white and green striped wool jersey; V neck wit
Photograph: Eilleen Costa
Men's off-white cotton twill beach robe with print of divers in brown, ochre, blue, and orange; shawl collar, long sleeve with turn-back cuff, patch pockets; wide self tie belt; Blue-green wool knit men's swimsuit, swimsuit, matching trucks, coordinating
This collection gathers the elegant dresses, velvet smoking jackets and tweed suits that helped people get through the Great Depression and intervening war years.
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Event website: http://fitnyc.edu/museum
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