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Dress

American
1780–90


Dimensions

122 cm (48 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

44.340

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress. Block printed cotton in blue/red on white with chinoserie bird and floral motifs (French fabric). Shallow V-neckline square at back and framed by bow (no stomacher), fitted back. Elbow length fitted sleeves with double asymmetrical ruffles, band of smocking above. Skirt fullness pleated into back small tucks in waistband (where joins stomacher). Linen bodice lining.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection