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Evening Gown by Hattie Carnegie

Hattie Carnegie

December 1, 2017

Object : Evening Gown

Designer: Hattie Carnegie

Medium: Floral print crepe

Date: 1940

Country: USA

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.