Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Tea gown

Date:
1890
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk, cotton
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Betty Freese, 1944
Accession Number:
C.I.44.122
Not on view
This traditional tea gown mixes subtle historical details based on a typical, late-1870s silhouette. The one-piece dress is fitted to the body with princess seams, yet the back of the dress gives the illusion of being loose with a smocked draped panel that extends into a train. It is doubtful that a woman would go corsetless, yet she could wear her corset loosened for teatime with friends.
Related Objects

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

"May"

Artist: House of Dior (French, founded 1947) Date: spring/summer 1953 Medium: silk Accession: C.I.60.21.1a, b On view in:Not on view

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

Evening dress

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