Dark Brown Victorian Customized Dress Form
Unknown creator, England, ca. 1903.
Dress form covered in dark brown cotton twill, and finished with wood at the top and bottom. Non-adjustable.
Human Ecology’s Clothing and Textiles Collection.
Donated by Ruth Tuck (1995.9.17).
Photographs by Anne Bissonnette©
THIS DRESS FORM IS MADE TO CONFORM TO THE IDEAL VICTORIAN SILHOUETTE SHAPED BY THE UNDERGARMENTS OF THE PERIOD.
Misfits: Bodies, Dress and Sustainability
Dr. Anne Bissonnette, Josée Chartrand, Meg Furler, Yara Sayegh, and Patricia Siferd co-curators.
April 12 to September 13, 2017
This exhibition is part of the undergraduate course “Material Culture and Curatorship” (HECOL 668) in the Department of Human Ecology
Cite this page (bibliography):
Bissonnette, Anne, and Josée Chartrand, Meg Furler, Yara Sayegh, Patricia Siferd. “Dark Brown Victorian Customized Dress Form.” Misfits: Bodies, Dress and Sustainability, Exhibitions, Clothing and Textiles Collection Web site, Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta, April 12, 2017. [INSERT URL].