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Wedding dress

Wedding dress

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    late 1997 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Milner, Deborah (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ivory lace with pearl beading

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Renault UK Ltd

  • Museum number:

    T.40:1-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Wedding gown with double-camisole straps and a short train. Ivory lace with pearl beading.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

late 1997 (designed)

Artist/maker

Milner, Deborah (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Ivory lace with pearl beading

Dimensions

Circumference: 71.5 cm bust, Circumference: 58 cm waist, Length: 192 cm overall, to bottom of train, Length: 148 cm overall, front, Circumference: 90 cm hips, Circumference: 94 cm skirt at knee, Circumference: 200 cm hem

Object history note

This wedding dress, veil and shoes were worn by the actress Estelle Skornik as 'Nicole' in the Renault television advertisement first screened 29 May 1998.

Descriptive line

Wedding dress designed by Deborah Miner, part of an ensemble used in a television advertising campaign for Renault UK, 1998

Labels and date

Television wedding dress
Deborah Milner (b.1964)
London, 1998
Shoes: Joseph Azagury (b.1958)

During the 1990s evening styles influenced bridal wear. Wedding dresses with bare shoulders, plunging bodices and low backs became acceptable for church weddings. Deborah Milner designed this dress for the finale of a series of popular television advertisements for Renault's Clio car. An estimated 23 million viewers saw the ad.

Dress: machine lace with artificial pearls and plastic sequins
Headdress: embroidered net with artificial pearls and plastic sequins
Shoes: satin and leather
Given by Renault UK Ltd
V&A: T.40:1 to 4-2000; T.30:1, 2-2010 [2011]

Materials

Lace; Beads

Categories

Lace; Marriage; Fashion; Clothing; Women's clothes

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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