This collection gathers the elegant dresses, velvet smoking jackets and tweed suits that helped people get through the Great Depression and intervening war years.
"Elegance in an Age of Crisis: Fashions of the 1930s"
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