John Singer Sargent’s iconic portrait of Isabella Stewart Gardner illustrates the vital role that fashion played in Gardner's life. From her controversial black French gown to her signature pearls and rubies, Gardner had a distinct appreciation for the art of couture. Gardner's collection also contains a splendid array of jewelry as well as a vast number of textiles and fabrics.

Gift at the Gardner offers a wide range of jewelry and textiles that are inspired by the artwork in the Palace and by the fashion-forward aesthetic of the founder herself.