Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Gloves

Date:
1824
Culture:
French
Medium:
leather
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. Claggett Wilson, 1946
Accession Number:
C.I.46.59.15a, b
Not on view
Fashion designates geography, and memories of place are embodied in clothing. A portable art, clothing establishes a sense of locale by means of description, mapping, and memory. We cannot transport or transplant the place (or the experience), but we can use our wardrobes as odysseys and souvenirs. These gloves portray Lafayette and may commemorate his visit to the United States in 1824.
Related Objects

Coat

Artist: Paul Poiret (French, Paris 1879–1944 Paris) Date: ca. 1919 Medium: silk, wool, fur, leather Accession: C.I.61.40.4 On view in:Gallery 964

Dress

Date: ca. 1882 Medium: a, b) cotton Accession: 2003.338a, b On view in:Not on view

Afternoon dress

Date: ca. 1855 Medium: cotton Accession: 1977.304.1 On view in:Not on view

Corset

Artist: Maison Léoty (French) Date: 1891 Medium: silk Accession: C.I.45.27a, b On view in:Not on view

Evening dress

Date: 1804–5 Medium: cotton Accession: 1983.6.1 On view in:Not on view