(Image courtesy of Cecil B. DeMille Foundation.)
For over 20 years I have had the pleasure of working with priceless fashion artifacts from the archives of movie stars, historical figures and illustrious designers. You might be tempted to think that no clothing acquisition, restoration or discovery could phase me after so long, but you would be wrong. There are still garments that unglue me, either with their provenance, their artistry or their origin.
Recently I found a piece with all three of these virtues … in a garbage bag headed for the landfill.