Gown and Ensemble, 1971 and 1981

These Charles Kleibacker garments were designed to flatter the wearer's body through the use of color and the focus of the lines at the midsection. The brown and ivory silk dress (left, 1971) is cut on the bias, and the brown silk and champagne broadcloth ensemble (right, 1981) is cut on the straight of the grain.

Photograph courtesy of the Kent State University Museum