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On display at V&A South Kensington
Fashion, Room 40

Wedding Dress

June 1923 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This dress was worn by Flora Diamond for her wedding to Phillip Jacobs at the Bayswater Synagogue in June 1923.

It was designed by Aida Woolf. Woolf was born in 1886 in Mile End, London, the daughter of Emmanuel Wolf, a commercial traveller and Sarah Wolf. The family, with Aida and two younger children. lived in 70 Lincoln Street, London, in 1891. On the 1891 census her name is spelled Ada Wolf. In 1901 Woolf was an apprentice dressmaker in Hackney who lived at home. She married a Mr. Benjamin in 1914 in St Marylebone.



Object details
Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Wedding Dress
  • Wedding Train
Materials and techniques
Lamé and lace
Brief description
Lamé and lace wedding dress with train, designed by Aida Woolf, London, June 1923.
Physical description
Silver lamé wedding dress with train
Production typeHaute couture
Credit line
Given by Mrs A. Diamond
Object history
Worn by Flora Diamond when she married Phillip Jacobs at the Bayswater Synagogue in June 1923
Summary
This dress was worn by Flora Diamond for her wedding to Phillip Jacobs at the Bayswater Synagogue in June 1923.



It was designed by Aida Woolf. Woolf was born in 1886 in Mile End, London, the daughter of Emmanuel Wolf, a commercial traveller and Sarah Wolf. The family, with Aida and two younger children. lived in 70 Lincoln Street, London, in 1891. On the 1891 census her name is spelled Ada Wolf. In 1901 Woolf was an apprentice dressmaker in Hackney who lived at home. She married a Mr. Benjamin in 1914 in St Marylebone.



Collection
Accession number
T.65&A-1973

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Record createdSeptember 16, 2008
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