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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:

    Satin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.15-1997

  • 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)

Date

1996 (made)

Artist/maker

Rayner, Catherine, born 1954 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Satin

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]

Techniques

Satin weave; Boned

Categories

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

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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