Lady’s Dress

La Punt-Chamues-ch, around 1775

Belonging to the collection are 61 ladies’ dresses. The oldest ones go back to the first half of the 18th century. From this time, only a few original costumes overall are preserved: they were often altered, in order to adjust them to the latest fashion. This dress, too, was remodelled.

Our object comes from the Upper Engadine patrician family von Albertini. The costume made of silk taffeta with a white lace pattern was testimony to the noble background of its wearer.

In general, the clothes in the collection largely come from the upper class. Everyday clothes of common people are rare at the Museum, for they were worn until they went to pieces.