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Medium: Peach silk chiffon and Alençon lace
Date: c. 1930
Credit: Gift of Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, Jr.
Many French couturiers made specialized lingerie to be worn beneath their clothing designs. This is Paquin’s version of the modern slip, a garment that developed from the “princess” style chemise of earlier decades. The new slips were made with slim skirts and diaphanous, neutral-colored fabrics, allowing them to be as inconspicuous as possible.
Object Number: 75.109.11