KCIDigital Archives

The KCI Digital Archives on the KCI website presents image and text information for the objects in the collection, arranged in chronological order.

Day Dress

© The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama

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Day Dress

c. 1910

Pierre Bulloz
PARIS Mon Bulloz 140 Champs Elysées
Deep purple silk satin; set of jacket, bodice, and skirt; black silk faille belt; white cotton tulle jabot on bodice.
Inventory Number(s)
AC1910 79-10-2AC

This tailored suit is made of soft materials emphasizing feminine charm, forming a typical example of the early 20th century. Women started wearing tailored suits, with designs that were influenced by men's clothing, in the middle of the 19th century as traveling wear or sportswear. At around 1910 they became a popular wardrobe staple. Tailored suits like this item increasingly appeared in the fashion magazines in those days, among gorgeous feminine dresses with frills and laces.