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The Best of American Fashion

Caroline Rennolds Milbank, Independent Fashion Historian and Author

Reservations: greenwichdecorativearts@gmail.com

A copiously illustrated presentation touching on the greatest talents in American fashion of the twentieth century, from couture level designers such as Charles James, Mainbocher, and Ralph Rucci to the top ready to wear designers: James Galanos, Norman Norell, Pauline Trigere, Mary McFadden, Geoffrey Beene, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein and Halston. Also included will be innovators in sport and resort wear such as Claire McCardell, Rudi Gernreich, Ralph Lauren, Lilly Pulitzer and Tory Birch along with the great American women of style.

C. Z. Guest wearing Mainbocher, 1959, Lord Snowdon photo

C. Z. Guest wearing Mainbocher, 1959, Lord Snowdon photo

Gloria Vanderbilt wearing Bill Blass giraffe print tunic and pants by Bill Blass, spring 1969  Photograph by Francesco Scavullo, Town and Country, 1969.

Gloria Vanderbilt wearing Bill Blass giraffe print tunic and pants by Bill Blass, spring 1969

Photograph by Francesco Scavullo, Town and Country, 1969.

Geoffrey Beene 1977  Vogue 1977

Geoffrey Beene 1977

Vogue 1977

Scaasi coat in double faced red  wool, 1958.jpg

Scaasi coat in double faced red wool, 1958
Arnold Scassi. Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. 1996

Earlier Event: November 4
Modernism and Native American Art
Later Event: January 6
January 2020 - No Lecture