A peignoir, which originally meant a dressing gown worn when combing the hair, also refers to an outer garment, sometimes sheer. The word is often used interchangeably with negligee. No doubt Hollywood helped spread their popularity.
Dancer Edmonde Guydens dancing at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris in a costume made of lace. (Photo by Rahma/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). February everyday: Vintage Photos of Cabaret Dancers from
Alfred Cheney Johnston: Ziegfeld Follies girl Anne Lee Patterson, Miss U. of Anne Lee Patterson also performed in the Ziegfeld Follies that same year. Her images are sometimes misnamed Anna Lee Peterson.