Evening Gown And CoatEvening gown and coat
Nolan Miller
ca. 1980

Dresses incorporating layers of sheer chiffon became very popular at the time this ensemble was made. The donor wore it to the Krewe of Osiris ball in New Orleans when her son, Harold H. Stream III, reigned as King. California-based designer Nolan Miller was married to the donor's daughter, Sandra, for a time and designed many gowns for New Orleans Carnival queens in 1970s and 1980s. He gained international fame while serving as the head costume designer for the 1980s television series Dynasty and launching a fashion line inspired by the clothes he designed for its female stars.

Gift of Mrs. Harold H. Stream, Jr., née Matilda Geddings Gray
Worn by the donor

LSM #1987.027.07a-b