Texas Tech University

Puttin’ On The Ritz

February 22, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Puttin' on the Ritz

Elegant evening clothes from the mid 19th century to the end of the 20th century will highlight how Americans have dressed for special occasions. From the finery of the 19th century to the lime green Mollie Parnis gown worn by First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson to the first State Dinner honoring a female leader, Indira Gandhi this exhibit shows how the popular silhouette of the era was enhanced by fine fabrics and embellishment for important events.

Puttin' on the Ritz