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Cocktail Ensemble by Mainbocher


September 1, 2017

Object: Cocktail Ensemble

Designer: Mainbocher

Medium: Metallic rayon brocade

Date: 1944

Country: USA

Credit: Gift of Mrs. T. Charleton Henry

Mrs. T. Charleton Henry was a staple of the best dressed lists for decades.  Known for her trim frame and couture wardrobe, Henry was immortalized in Life magazine as one of the "Grand Dames who Grace America."  New York couturier Mainbocher was her American designer of choice during the war years.