How would you like to wear this evening gown to the Red Cross Ball? In 1968, Marjorie Merriweather Post did just that. The daughter of General Foods tycoon, C.W. Post may have been born into the middle class, but by the end of her life had collected an impressive array of clothing--and houses. Some of her collection now belongs to the Smithsonian and can be seen in the exhibit "Ingenue to Icon". Don't miss a chance to see #70fasionfilledyears.
Diamond and pearl necklace by Cartier on display at the museum. Hillwood Estate and Museum Board President Ellen Charles, granddaughter of heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, is stepping down after heading the museum for 25 years..