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1920's Robe and Slip

Description

Dark pink silk robe
Full straight cut with side panel under arm. Short batwing sleeve. Neck and front edges finished with 1.25" wide black silk band. Sleeve edges finished with 1/2" wide black silk bias band. Snap closure at high hip. Deep 4" hem.

Slip in pale pink silk crepe de-chine
1/4" wide pink lingerie straps on straight top with net lace inserts all the way around and pink silk applique and re-embroidered flowers and scrolls. 3.5" wide dropped waistband. Attached skirt is wrapped to create double layer in back with left side left open. 4" wide lace insert at lower center front of scattered flowers and scrolls on beige net.

Source

HCT.1986.111.6
HCT.1992.711.43

Provenance

This robe belonged to Grace Heck Faust. Grace was born 11/15/1905 to Thomas J. Heck and Mary Maxon. Thomas was a high school teacher and later he was also a bailiff in a courthouse. Grace graduated from the Ohio State University in 1928 and received her law degree from OSU in 1930. She was one of two female law graduates in her class. She would go on to become the first female prosecutor in Ohio. She married for the first time in 1977 to Leo Faust, a fellow attorney.

Fiber/Fabric Information

Silk

Decade

1920-1929

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Collection

Citation

“1920's Robe and Slip,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed April 13, 2024, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5162.