Loading

"Private Lives" lingerie ensemble comprising robe, nightgown, full slip, half slip, briefs and pair of sandals

Sylvia Pedlar1947

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

"Private Lives" lingerie ensemble comprising robe, nightgown, full slip, half slip and briefs in powder blue silk crepe and silk Alencon lace. A: Robe; burnoose style; full-length; high neck, hood with banded inset and edge of lace; square yoke with two banded lace insets; raised elasticized waist below yoke; padded shoulders; long balloon sleeves, lace ruffles at cuffs; eight lace button closure down center front yoke. B: Nightgown; full-length; square neckline front and back, edged with lace; bodice with two banded lace insets extending to puff cap sleeves; raised elasticized waist; straight gathered skirt; eight lace button closure down center front bodice. C: Full slip; below-knee length; lace edged sweetheart neckline; spaghetti straps; V insertions at natural waist; lace band at hem. D: Half slip; below-knee length; rolled lace waistband at natural waist, center front cord bow; lace band at hem; four small mother of pearl button proper left side closure. E: Briefs; lightly fitted; short length; lace band at leg openings; four small mother of pearl center front closure. F-G: Pair of sandals; blue silk and silver wrapped floss covered elastic straps across instep and around ankle; vertical silver leather band at instep; silver leather covered heel; peach rayon inner. Stamp, F-G: Gay-Step by Keystone. Part of "Woman of Fashion 1947" presented at the Costume Institute by Bloomingdale's in honor of the department store's 75th anniversary.

Show lessRead more
  • Title: "Private Lives" lingerie ensemble comprising robe, nightgown, full slip, half slip, briefs and pair of sandals
  • Creator: Mrs. Sylvia Pedlar
  • Creator Birth Date: 1901
  • Creator Death Date: 1972
  • Manufacturer: Iris Lingerie Co., Inc.
  • Date Created: 1947
  • Type: Shoe (footwear), Ensemble (costume), Robe (main garment), Underwear (object type.), Slip (underwear), NightGown, Briefs (underpants)
  • Medium: Silk (textile), Rayon, Leather, Lace, Crepe (textile), Rubber (material), Mother of pearl, Metallic thread
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Bloomingdales's

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile