Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Petticoat

Date:
ca. 1903
Culture:
American
Medium:
wool, silk, cotton
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Elizabeth Wadhams, 1965
Accession Number:
2009.300.3280
Not on view
This petticoat is an example of the variations of functional warm petticoats that were worn by girls and women in the early twentieth century. Incorporating silk into the wool yarn makes it an expensive piece that was meant to be worn for special occasions. Additionally, the decoration at the bottom of the petticoat was meant to be seen and is another indication that this was not an undergarment worn for simple, mundane activities.
Related Objects

Petticoat

Date: 1880s Medium: cotton Accession: C.I.47.54a, b On view in:Gallery 742

Suit

Artist: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1951 Medium: silk, wool Accession: 1975.246.5a–c On view in:Not on view

Evening suit

Artist: F. Scholte (British) Date: 1938–65 Medium: wool, silk Accession: 1974.185.3a–c On view in:Not on view

"I Love New York"

Artist: Miguel Adrover (Spanish, born 1965) Date: 2000 Medium: cotton, cotton/silk blend; synthetic Accession: 2005.44.2 On view in:Not on view

Suit

Artist: Bill Blass (American, Fort Wayne, Indiana 1922–2002 New Preston, Connecticut) Date: late 1960s Medium: wool Accession: 1976.368.5a, b On view in:Not on view