During my recent trip to NYC we went to the Brooklyn Museum to see the exhibit: American High Style - Fashioning a National Collection.
Here's some of my favorites
this shoe, I love the way it folds over and think this would make a great pocket on the front of a skirt or dress!
the side seam detail on this jacket was wonderful the way the seam incorporates a dart not to mention all those front darts!
I love the bodice on this blue dress. However, I would add some silk organza as a modesty panel.
Here's a collage of some of the museum's collection