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Ingenue to Icon Fall Garden Party

Come sip bubbly, savor light refreshments, enjoy jazz music, putt on the green, and see the debut of Marjorie Post’s fall and winter fashions, on display for the second half of Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion from the Collection of Marjorie Merriweather Post, before it opens to the public.

FREE for Contributor Members ($100) and above.

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Ingenue to Icon Display Change

With grand homes in Washington, Palm Beach, and the Adirondacks, Marjorie Post most frequently lived with an average temperature of seventy degrees. Yet her keen interest in fashion kept her styles up-to-date and reflective of the changing seasons.  The presentation of designer and couture outfits, cocktail dresses, and gowns in Ingenue to Icon is being presented in two segments, to provide a broad look at Post's style evolution while protecting the valuable garments from long-term exposure to light. The first, on view through September 27, features Post's summer and spring attire. The second, opening to the public on October 1, will display her most elegant looks from fall and winter.

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Supported by the Marjorie Merriweather Post Foundation, Ellen MacNeille Charles, Dina Merrill Hartley, Joan & Dan Mulcahy, Janice & Ralph Shrader, and an anonymous donor.

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