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Bra

Bra

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1930s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Roussel, John J. (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bobbin lace and buttonhole stitch in cotton, satin ribbon

  • Museum number:

    T.196-1989

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Brassiere of bobbin lace and buttonhole stitch in pink cotton with satin ribbons.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1930s (made)

Artist/maker

Roussel, John J. (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Bobbin lace and buttonhole stitch in cotton, satin ribbon

Object history note

Registered File number 1989/165.

Descriptive line

Brassiere of bobbin lace in cotton, designed by John J. Roussel, France, 1930s

Labels and date

Knitted to shape

Around 1928 J. Roussel of Paris introduced a knitted bra which used a unique spiral whirlpool pattern to fashion the cups. The technique created a softly rounded, natural profile.

The company claimed that their bras fitted to the body like a glove and were supple, light and quick to put on and take off.

Brassiere
John J. Roussel
France, Paris, or Britain, London, 1930s
Silk and cotton, with silk satin ribbon
V&A: T.196-1989 [16/04/2016-12/03/2017]

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Bobbin lace making

Categories

Women's clothes; Lace; Fashion; Accessories

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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