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Wedding dress

Wedding dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1996 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rayner, Catherine, born 1954 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oyster pink strapless wedding dress. Straight Duchesse satin dress with a large back bow and attached train. It has a boned and corsetted bodice and a flat-fronted tapered skirt, and the back bow creates a bustle effect.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1996 (made)


Rayner, Catherine, born 1954 (designer)

Materials and Techniques


Descriptive line

Strapless satin wedding dress, designed by Catherine Rayner, Great Britain, 1996

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

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

Labels and date

This sculptural design is a fine example of Catherine Rayner's sleek and sophisticated wedding dresses. It has a boned and corsetted bodice, and flat- fronted tapered skirt with back bow, which creates a bustle effect. It is shown without a veil and the other decorative accoutrements associated with traditional wedding gowns. [1997]


Satin weave; Boned


Fashion; Marriage; Women's clothes; Europeana Fashion Project


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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