03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Brooklyn Museum To Auction Off Centuries-Old Costumes

Nearly 8,000 dresses, pants, undergarments, shoes and hats from the Brooklyn Museum's renowned costume collection will go on the auction block in a series of sales beginning Nov. 4 and stretching over several years.

Buyers will have a chance to snatch up a pair of shoes with silver adornments from the 1600s, corsets from the 1800s and last-century dresses from designers including Halston, James Galanos, and Anthony Traina and Norman Norell.

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