We've been documenting midcentury women's fashions through #DressingRoomNY, and here's a look back at a similar project the museum did 5 years before, featuring the work of Jean-Philippe Worth and Mainbocher. Worth manufactured the "Infanta Margarita after Velázquez" gown for Gilded Age New Yorker Kate Brice, who wore it to the Bradley-Martin Ball in 1897. The differences between the two projects are stunning. "You see how incredibly simplified dressing became over 70 years," said costume curator Phyllis Magidson. It took 4 staff members to dress this mannequin!
Since it's lunchtime, we're taking a peek back at some appetizing NYC history via 6SquareFeet. The first automat vending machines were invented in Berlin by a man named Max Sielaff. They made their way stateside in 1902 courtesy of Horn and Hardart, and came to the Big Apple in 1912. Learn more about classic NYC noshing history in this article. Link