The Oak Park River Forest has a substantial collection of fashions dating from the late 19th century to the 1970s.
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Edwardian dress, c. 1910. Magenta silk with ivory lace.

Edwardian dress, c. 1910. Magenta silk with ivory lace.

Wedding dress. Cream silk brocade with lace edges

Wedding dress. Cream silk brocade with lace edges

Gold Brocade jacket

Gold Brocade jacket

Edwardian day dress, c. 1900-1910. Blue/white cotton stripe with crochet ivory lace

Edwardian day dress, c. 1900-1910. Blue/white cotton stripe with crochet ivory lace

Pre-WWII evening gown. Orange polyester with peplum ruffles down the back

Pre-WWII evening gown. Orange polyester with peplum ruffles down the back

Early 1920s dress with slight drop waist. Mint green satin with ivory machine lace

Early 1920s dress with slight drop waist. Mint green satin with ivory machine lace

Eally 1940s evening gown. Peach silk with rhinestone embellishments on straps

Eally 1940s evening gown. Peach silk with rhinestone embellishments on straps

Victorian summer day dress, c. 1900. White cotton with floral embroidery. Ivory lace on sleeves and neckline were added at later date.

Victorian summer day dress, c. 1900. White cotton with floral embroidery. Ivory lace on sleeves and neckline were added at later date.

Victorian dress, 1880s. Blue silk 3-piece ensemble, boned bodice, skirt, and over-skirt, with ivory pleat borders and grey satin

Victorian dress, 1880s. Blue silk 3-piece ensemble, boned bodice, skirt, and over-skirt, with ivory pleat borders and grey satin

Edwardian day dress, c. 1905-1910. Ivory cotton with white embroidery and prplum details at waist

Edwardian day dress, c. 1905-1910. Ivory cotton with white embroidery and prplum details at waist

Edwardian day dress, c. 1900-1910. Ivory cotton with eyelett lace inserts.

Edwardian day dress, c. 1900-1910. Ivory cotton with eyelett lace inserts.

Matador jacket and vest, possibly a costume. Jacket: Purple velvet with metallic thread decoration. Vest: Yellow satin with metallic thread accents.

Matador jacket and vest, possibly a costume. Jacket: Purple velvet with metallic thread decoration. Vest: Yellow satin with metallic thread accents.

Wedding gown worn by Maggie Kerr at her marriage to Peter Boller in 1885

Wedding gown worn by Maggie Kerr at her marriage to Peter Boller in 1885