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Wedding dress

Wedding dress

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    June 1923 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Woolf, Aida (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lamé and lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs A. Diamond

  • Museum number:

    T.65&A-1973

  • Gallery location:

    Fashion, Room 40, case CA9 []

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.

Physical description

Silver lamé wedding dress with train

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

June 1923 (made)

Artist/maker

Woolf, Aida (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Lamé and lace

Object history note

Worn by Flora Diamond when she married Phillip Jacobs at the Bayswater Synagogue in June 1923

Descriptive line

Lamé and lace wedding dress with train, designed by Aida Woolf, London, June 1923.

Materials

Lamé; Metallic lace

Categories

Marriage; Judaism; Fashion; Women's clothes; Lace

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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