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We would like invite you to view our recently updated website and, in particular, the four new additions to the Ladies Costume page, dating to the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Roller-Printed Cotton Summer Dress   Lace and Applique Tunic   Blue Silk Damask Dress   Hard Tartan Dress  

Exhibition at Bard Graduate Center
This spring, Cora Ginsburg LLC lent four pieces—two corsets, a miniature corset, and a pair of sleeve puffs—to Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette on view at the Bard Graduate Center from April 3 through July 26, 2015. This exhibition that originated at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2013 examines the extraordinary ways in which women and men have shaped their bodies into distinctive silhouettes in the name of fashion. The many forms of understructure in the show include panniers, corsets, crinolines, bustles, stomach belts, girdles, and push-up brassieres.

2015 Catalogue

We are very pleased to announce that we published our 20th annual catalogue catalogue in early January. Among the featured costumes and textiles are a rare seventeenth-century embroidered needlework sachet, an eighteenth-century model shoe, an early twentieth-century tapestry-woven table cover by the renowned Japanese firm, Kawashima, and a Ruth Reeves printed linen panel commissioned for a modernist house in 1949. We still have available two pieces:  the hanging with nine Mexican samplers that date from 1810 to 1861 that depict a range of religious and secular motifs and the eighteenth-century painted-and-dyed cotton panel made in India for the European market.  This piece provides an important and rare, surviving design link between India and France as it served as a prototype for designers at the well-known printed cotton manufactory in Jouy.


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