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Wedding dress

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1961 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hyde Clark, Owen (designer)
    Gordon, Eveline (embroiderer)
    Worth London (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered satin with beads, diamanté and pearls, silk ribbon, tulle, lined with silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously

  • Museum number:

    T.868&A-1974

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wedding dress of embroidered cream Duchesse satin with a satin underskirt.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1961 (made)

Artist/maker

Hyde Clark, Owen (designer)
Gordon, Eveline (embroiderer)
Worth London (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered satin with beads, diamanté and pearls, silk ribbon, tulle, lined with silk

Object history note

Worn 18 November 1961 at St John's Wood Church.

Descriptive line

Wedding dress of embroidered satin with and underskirt, embroidered by Eveline Gordon, designed by Owen Hyde Clarke for Worth London, England, 1961

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London, England: V&A Publications, 1997.

Labels and date

In sumptuous satin traditionally associated with wedding finery, this dress has details that are unmistakably of the 1960s. These include the simple high and round neckline and the gently belled skirt. The tightly fitted sleeves reach to points over the hands and fasten with a row of tiny covered buttons and rouleaux loops. [1997]

Materials

Satin; Beads; Chenille; Diamanté

Techniques

Embroidering

Categories

Fashion; Marriage; Formal wear; Women's clothes; Textiles; Embroidery

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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