Michael Simon Ivory Snowflake Sweater
Sale Price: $99.99
Original Price: $200.00
A Designer Look for the Holidays. At last, a retro holiday look that is as alluring as it is stylish. A true collector’s item, this amazing Michael Simon Ivory Snowflake Sweater is a semi-sheer designer knit, sparkling with sequins hand-sewn in intricate snowflake patterns. Wear it over a camisole with velvet jeans and a ribbon belt and prepare to shine. 100% cotton. Imported. Sizes S, M, L, XL.
Reminiscent of holiday apparel in our American History Museum’s costume collection. Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931), a self-educated Vermont farmer, was so enthralled by snowflakes that he adapted a microscope to a bellows camera to capture images of these tiny beauties. His pioneering work in photomicrography produced thousands of pictures of different snowflakes and proved that each fleeting snowflake was a unique masterpiece. Almost 500 of these photos were donated to the Smithsonian by Mr. Bentley. Now curated by our National Museum of American History, these striking images inspired our selection of glittering gifts, decorative pieces and apparel.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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