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Bill Blass, 1922-2002
“If it’s a special dress, I’ll keep it for five years… I truly love all of my dresses and I like to wear them more than once.” In 1989, Terry Adelman described her approach to benefit dressing for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She appreciated the importance of the little black dress, but in 1988 she wore this shocking pink confection to the “Renaissance Romance” benefit for the Cleveland Ballet, which she co-chaired. Terry’s dedication to philanthropy began as a teenager, when she volunteered at Rainbow Babies Hospital. Today, she supports Cleveland’s hospitals with a passion.
Made of silk, synthetic horsehair. Worn in Cleveland, Ohio by Terry Goldstein Adelman (b. 1942). Gift of Mrs. Sheldon Adelman, 1999.59.1.