Date: late 19th–early 20th century

Culture: Czech

Medium: wool, silk, cotton

Credit Line: Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn and Mrs. Alice Lewisohn Crowley, 1939

Accession Number: C.I.39.91.30a–g


Throughout much of Europe, traditional dress has derived from informal fashions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Sleeveless bodices or lightly boned corsets, originally worn as undress at home, have in these examples evolved into formal outerwear in soft decorative fabrics.