Evening Gown by Hattie Carnegie
December 1, 2017
: Evening Gown
Designer: Hattie Carnegie
Medium: Floral print crepe
Credit: Gift of Mrs. Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee
Williamina Meyer de Schauensee, wife of the well-known Philadelphia ornithologist Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, was known for her model figure and couture wardrobe by designers such as Jeanne Lanvin and Elsa Schiaparelli. Like many fashionable Philadelphians, she turned to American designers, like Hattie Carnegie, after the fall of Paris in 1939.