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Cocktail dress, circa 1955, worn by Mrs. Philip D. Block, Jr., to the Commercial Club of Chicago (founded in 1877) after her husband was made a member. Dress designed by James Galanos (American, 1924-2016). Wool jersey and silk chiffon.

An advertisement from the December 1957 Harper's Bazaar magazine for a "Flounced Coat" from fashion house Mainbocher. Mainbocher was started by Chicago-born designer, Main Rousseau Bocher.
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