25. Making Mainbocher: Interview with Petra Slinkard

Welcome to the first episode of our 2017 Costume Society of America Series! Dana sits down with the Chicago History Museum curator of costume, Petra Slinkard to talk about the museum's latest exhibition, Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier.

The exhibition is open until August 20, 2017 - visit while you still can www.chicagohistory.org/exhibition/ma…g-mainbocher/

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Image: Gloria Vanderbilt“Mrs. Cooper in the long, fluent, heavy apricot crepe that she chose for herself—Mainbocher’s cowled, bias-top dress, dipped low front and back, with a high waist from which the full skirt falls slim as a stream. With this, she likes a necklace of pink and amethyst stones. . . . wears it, here, in the living room of her house in town, a room filled with pale damask, old needlepoint, and family snapshots everywhere.”Photographed by Horst P. Horst, Vogue, April 1966

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