It is possible to confirm that the first aprons date from the Midlevel and Renaissance period and were worn by workers, men and women alike. Earnings as well as fabrics were not in abundance during that time so aprons were not aesthetically pleasing. Wearing an apron was a necessity during many centuries. Its objective was to protect the clothes underneath which were also very limited.
From 1940 to 1950, the apron became popular. It was made of different types of fabrics mostly cotton and embellished with pockets and frills. Whimsical ones had lace and rick-rack trims. These days, we wear an apron because they are practical, but mostly because they are in style. Apart from the everyday usage and by artists, gardeners, merchants, bakers and chefs, many other socio-professionals wear aprons.
This exhibit will show the immense variety of this garment. All the aprons are from the collection of the Beaulne Museum.