Museum’s exhibitions and photos share the beautiful exteriors of their objects. However, sometimes – especially with dress – some of the most interesting parts are hidden inside. Luckily, thanks to the work of the Goldstein’s Team Digi, we’ve been able to capture interesting details that might have gone unnoticed. For example, the silk brocade skirt of this 1890s ensemble is supported by a beautifully detailed underskirt, beneath.
Silk brocade bridesmaid’s dress, 1896, Gift of John J. Schlenck (1966.005.002a-c)
The evening dress below from Oscar de la Renta doesn’t stay up on its own. Rather, it is built on top of a structured foundation.
Silk taffeta evening dress by Oscar de la Renta, Gift of Elizabeth G. Weymouth (2012.002.003)