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Cage crinoline

Date:
ca. 1875
Culture:
American
Medium:
linen, metal
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Brooklyn Museum Collection
Accession Number:
2009.300.2939
Not on view
The first bustle phase, from 1869-77, required skirt supports to accomplish the desired silhouette. This particular example of a cage crinoline would simply keep the skirt away from the body and hold its cylindrical shape. A separate bustle would need to be worn to push the skirts up and out over the back of the wearer's skirt.
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