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Knickers

1953-5 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Knickers of black nylon trimmed with rows of black nylon lace. They have an elastic inserted at the waist and reach from waist to top of leg. Labell inserted in a side seam.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Nylon, nylon lace
Brief description
Knickers of nylon and lace, made by Weavamill, England, 1953-5.
Physical description
Knickers of black nylon trimmed with rows of black nylon lace. They have an elastic inserted at the waist and reach from waist to top of leg. Labell inserted in a side seam.
Dimensions
  • Waist measured inside garment circumference: 55cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Outside leg length: 20cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Inside leg length: 6.5cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
  • Crotch depth (front waist to back waist through crotch) length: 67cm (Note: Measured by Conservation)
Marks and inscriptions
Label 'Weavamill W nylon For Perfect Fit'
Gallery label
A little help Ruth Sheradski (1909-77) was an artist, illustrator and fashion writer who later owned the London antique shop Loot. She wore this padded bra and frilly lace knickers in the early 1950s. By 1953 it was fashionable to have a sizeable bust and a very slightly rounded stomach. The bra has underwired cups and rubberised padding. The satin bow linking the cups draws attention to the cleavage. Bra, 'Moonlight' Kestos Britain, about 1953 Nylon, nylon lace and elastic V&A: T.294-1977 Knickers Weavamill Britain, London, 1953-5 Nylon and nylon lace V&A: T.295-1977 Bequeathed by Ruth Sheradski(16/04/2016-12/03/2017)
Credit line
Bequeathed by Ruth Sheradski
Collection
Accession number
T.295-1977

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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