Collection Highlights from the Costume Institute

I decided to browse through The Costume Institute’s website and found some really awesome pieces in their permanent collection. Unfortunately I only found 2 pictures of shoes, but I also found a gorgeous dress that I just had to post. You should definitely check out the website, they have some really great pieces.


Shoes, 1690–1700
silk, leather; Length: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1906 (06.1344a, b)


Sandals, 1938
Salvatore Ferragamo (Italian, founded 1929), Design House; Salvatore Ferragamo (Italian, 1898 – 1960), Designer
leather, cork; Overall: 5 1/2 x 9in. (14 x 22.9cm)
Gift of Salvatore Ferragamo, 1973 (1973.282.2)


Maria-Luisa (dite Coré), Ensemble, spring/summer 1998
House of Dior (French, founded 1947), Design House; John Galliano (British, born Gibraltar, 1960), Designer
(a, e, f) silk; (b, d) synthetic; (c) wool; (g, h) metal, glass; Length (b; greatest): 50 in. (127 cm) Height (c): 13 3/8 in. (34 cm) Length (d): 14 in. (35.6 cm) Heel to Toe (e,f): 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) Length (g,h): 2 in. (5.1 cm)
Gift of Christian Dior Couture Paris, 1999 (1999.494a–h)


2 thoughts on “Collection Highlights from the Costume Institute

  1. I absolutely love this dress. It sort of emulates a shoe with its heel pointed to the left. Beautiful!

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