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Bra and pants set

Bra and pants set

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    2004 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rigby & Peller (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Nylon, rayon, cotton and spandex

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Eveden Limited

  • Museum number:

    T.259:1, 2-2004

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Rigby and Peller, noted for the quality of their made-to-measure corsetry and the innovation of their styling, have held the Royal Warrant of Appointment as Corsetières to H. M. Queen Elizabeth since 1960 and the Queen Mother from 1993 until her death in 2002.

The brassiere first appeared in the 1910s. By the 1950s it was an essential undergarment along with the girdle, but as the girdle gradually disappeared, the bra and pants set became ubiquitous. Rigby and Peller are known for classic designs that are both decorative and practical.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

2004 (made)

Artist/maker

Rigby & Peller (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Nylon, rayon, cotton and spandex

Descriptive line

Cream cotton, nylon and spandex bra and pants set, Rigby & Peller, 2004, Britain.

Labels and date

The brassiere first appeared in the 1910s. By the 1950s it was an essential undergarment, along with the girdle. Gradually the girdle disappeared and instead the bra and pants set became ubiquitous. Rigby & Peller, corsetières to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, are known for classic designs that are both decorative and practical. []

Materials

Nylon; Rayon; Cotton; Spandex

Techniques

Embroidery

Subjects depicted

Leaf

Categories

Fashion; Clothing; Underwear; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Ready to wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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