Sweater, wool, probably American

Sweater

Date:
ca. 1895
Culture:
probably American
Medium:
wool
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. John Hubbard, 1938
Accession Number:
2009.300.1111
Not on view
This very early sportswear sweater combines the aesthetics of fashionable dress through its large gigot sleeves and overall silhouette with the informal sportiness inherent in any knit fabric. Casual wear, such as this, is rare in museum collections because of the nature of its use and the intrinsic value people placed on more formal attire.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity," May 5, 2010 – August 15, 2010.