Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Dress

Date:
1840–60
Culture:
French
Medium:
cotton, silk
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; GIft of the Pierrepont Family, 1941
Accession Number:
2009.300.660a, b
Not on view
Dresses for Christening ceremonies or other times of public display were elaborate affairs. This infant’s dress is a particularly beautiful example with fine embroidery and detail work, such as the pintucking at the bodice. It is unusual to have a non-washable fabric, such as silk, as the lining for a child's dress, which shows the wearer was a member of a prominent family.
Related Objects

Afternoon dress

Date: ca. 1855 Medium: cotton Accession: 1977.304.1 On view in:Not on view

Dress

Date: ca. 1882 Medium: a, b) cotton Accession: 2003.338a, b On view in:Not on view

"May"

Artist: House of Dior (French, founded 1947) Date: spring/summer 1953 Medium: silk Accession: C.I.60.21.1a, b On view in:Gallery 962

Evening dress

Date: 1804–5 Medium: cotton Accession: 1983.6.1 On view in:Not on view

Ball gown

Artist: House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Date: ca. 1872 Medium: silk Accession: 46.25.1a–d On view in:Not on view