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Travelling Gown

1905 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Pastel colours combined with cream were greatly favoured by fashionable Edwardians. This costume shows how designers of the period lavishly adorned plain cloth with a variety of rich trimmings. It has an alternative matching jacket, a pair of white kid shoes trimmed with ribbon, and white silk stockings, which are not shown in the image.

The ensemble was worn by Viscountess Brackley, née Miss Violet Lambton, who became the Countess of Ellesmere (1880-1976). She married Viscount Brackley in the autumn of 1905 in St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London. This society wedding was recorded in The Queen, The Lady's Newspaper on 4 November 1905: 'the bride travelled in a blue cloth costume trimmed with Irish lace and braid and a hat to match'. This report was accompanied by a sketch showing the wedding-gown, travelling costume and bridesmaids' dresses.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 9 parts.

  • Jacket
  • Bodice
  • Skirt
  • Shoe
  • Shoe
  • Stocking
  • Stocking
  • Stocking
  • Stocking
Materials and Techniques
Woollen face cloth, trimmed with braid and velvet, and inserted with panels of net and machine-made lace
Physical Description
Pale blue travelling gown in woollen face-cloth with braid, velvet, net and machine lace trimmings
Credit line
Given by Lady Alice Egerton
Summary
Pastel colours combined with cream were greatly favoured by fashionable Edwardians. This costume shows how designers of the period lavishly adorned plain cloth with a variety of rich trimmings. It has an alternative matching jacket, a pair of white kid shoes trimmed with ribbon, and white silk stockings, which are not shown in the image.



The ensemble was worn by Viscountess Brackley, née Miss Violet Lambton, who became the Countess of Ellesmere (1880-1976). She married Viscount Brackley in the autumn of 1905 in St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London. This society wedding was recorded in The Queen, The Lady's Newspaper on 4 November 1905: 'the bride travelled in a blue cloth costume trimmed with Irish lace and braid and a hat to match'. This report was accompanied by a sketch showing the wedding-gown, travelling costume and bridesmaids' dresses.
Collection
Accession Number
T.421 to H-1977

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record createdFebruary 24, 2003
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