Woman's girdle

American
1945–53
Designed by Contessa Di Roma (American American)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back: 40.6 x 36.8 cm (16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.512

Medium or Technique

Nylon, elastic, rubber, cotton, satin, rayon, lastex, and machine made lace

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black girdle with lace and metal side zipper. Labeled: “Contessa Di Roma/ style 904/ length 15 + 3/ size 27/ $20.00/ Front panel: 100% nylon/ elastic/ nylon/ rubber/ cotton/ satin/ rayon/ lastex/ Exclusive of decoration/ Made in USA 460”

Provenance

Gift from Marilyn M. Maxwell (donor's mother) December 25, 1987; 2005 Gift to MFA, September 21, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Stewart Shillito Maxwell, Jr. in memory of his mother Marilyn M. Maxwell