Black Bodice

Title

Black Bodice

Creator

Unknown

Date

1880s

Description

Black, faille bodice with pleated, asymmetrical front and back.

Identifier

2012.45.156

Contributor

Gift from Elizabeth S. Brown

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

Bust: 35.63" Waist: 25.75"

Curator Notes

Good condition. Fabric covering buttons are disintegrating, one button missing. Wrinkles have been released as much as possible without damaging garment. Ghost bustle has been created under the peplum at back to create proper silhouette. Fabric has shattered at neckline. Minor staining on bodice.

Textile

Faille

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

Laura Winslow Rev. 8/2018

Collection

Citation

Unknown, “Black Bodice,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed January 21, 2019, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/1303.

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