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Wedding Dress

1979 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Ivory silk taffeta dress with pink ribbon bows; taffeta underskirt; sequinned tulle veil and headband of fabric flowers.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 7 parts.

  • Wedding Dress
  • Wedding Skirt
  • Wedding Veil
  • Wedding Veil
  • Wedding Headband
  • Wedding Sketch
  • Wedding Sketch
Materials and Techniques
silk taffeta, tulle, ribbons
Brief Description
silk taffeta, 1979, English; Emanuel, cream, trimmed with frills, bows etc
Physical Description
Ivory silk taffeta dress with pink ribbon bows; taffeta underskirt; sequinned tulle veil and headband of fabric flowers.
Gallery Label
This dress was created for Liberty's 'Silk Cut' show in December 1979. With its festooned and trained crinoline- style skirt, and frills, bows, and fabric flowers, this romantic gown is a precursor of the Emanuels' design for Lady Diana Spencer's wedding dress in 1981. The Emanuels were inspired by Winterhalter's portraits of the 1860s- the same source that prompted Norman Hartnell to revive full- skirted styles for the Queen Mother in 1938.(1997)
Bibliographic Reference
De la Haye, Amy (ed.). The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947- 1997. London : V&A Publications, 1997plate 43
Collection
Accession Number
T.181-1980

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record createdAugust 20, 2003
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