A 1951 Christian Dior petticoat (nylon net, taffeta, and horsehair net ) and a 1949 Poirette nylon lace bra exemplify the century feminine form. [Image credit: Fashion Institute of Technology, www.edu/museum.
Petticoat Date: Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 43 in. cm) Length at CF: 42 in. cm) Width at Bottom: 108 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Charlotte Huffington, 1953 Accession Number: