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The Look for Day! The Look for Evening! Fashion magazines throughout the 20th century are filled with references for looks for different times of day. But what does this mean? These looks encompass the many little details the render an outfit appropriate for different times of day. Doris Duke new how to dress with the correct look. This exhibition demonstrated clearly some of the many changes in day and evening looks over Duke's lifetime.
Chanel suits are well known for their impeccable taste and attention to detail. This suit includes classic Chanel touches like a chain sewn into the hem to allow the coat to hang correctly. The nautical theme of this suit is repeated throughout Doris Duke's wardrobe.
These simple, yet elegant, Gucci loafers would be the perfect complement to a pantsuit for daytime shopping, lunches or meetings.
Formal evening wear is all about fantasy. Imagine Doris Duke's entrance as she walked into the gala with this spectacular cape. All eyes would have been riveted on her. While Doris Duke was quite casual and informal, when necessary she could dress to the nines.