Accession Number: C.2022.3.1
Dimensions: 35 in X 18 in X 1 in
Dimensions (Metric): 88.9 cm X 45.72 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Michaela DiBernardo Ferrigine and family
Barami brand mid-thigh length sleeveless silk suit dress in a faded blue color with back slit and zipper. The dress appears slightly discolored particularly in the underarm area.
Micheala Ferrigine witnessed Flight 175 impact the South Tower from just across the street from the World Trade Center. She and a coworker evacuated Uptown where she eventually boarded a ferry to New Jersey. Her blue dress suit, soiled from her evacuation was hosed off to "decontaminate." She later had it dry-cleaned but never again wore it, also unable to throw it away as a testament to her experience.