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Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Name-CRT: French
Title: Jacket
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1783
Creation End Date: 1787
Creation Date: ca. 1785
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: silk / linen blend
Dimensions: L. at center back 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1998.253.1
Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, Isabel Shults Fund and Millia Davenport and Zipporah Fleisher Fund, 1998

Differentiated from the full-fledged Pierrot costume, the Pierrot as a shaped bodice flourished in that gasp of Rococo sensibility and extreme silhouette of about 1780 - 1790. The flared peplum extension of the jacket below the waist and asymmetrically around the back allows for the bulbous billowing skirt of the period. The bodice includes self-fabric ruffles, which would have embellished the skirt as well. The simple low-necked bodice is characteristic of the period, comparable to the "chemise à la reine."

AMICA ID: MMA_.1998.253.1
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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