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DRESS

Made by: Lucile

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About this object

Marjorie Merriweather Post's daughter, Eleanor Post Close, wore this dress at the marriage ceremony of her mother to E.F. Hutton on July 7, 1920. The dress is worn with a simple sleeveless cotton undergarment edged with lace at the neck and armholes. The bodice of the dress is decorated with vertical pleats. The square neck and short sleeves are trimmed with rows of lace and decorative flowers made of silk lawn. The skirt is embellished with interlocking lace rings and trimmed at hem with eight rows of lace applied in a scalloped shape. A seven-inch sash edged in lace ties in a large bow at the center back.

Mrs. Post's daughter, Eleanor Post Close (American, b. 1909), wore this dress at the marriage ceremony of her mother to E.F. Hutton on July 7, 1920. The dress is worn with a simple sleeveless cotton undergarment edged with lace at neck and armholes. Dress bodice is decorated with vertical pleats at left and right of center. The square neck and short sleeves are trimmed with rows of lace and decorative flowers also made of silk lawn. The skirt is embellished with interlocking lace rings and trimmed at hem with eight rows of lace applied in a scalloped shape. A 7" wide sash belt edged in lace ties at center back in a large bow.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
DRESS
Made from:
Silk lawn (dress); cotton (undergarment)
Made in:
USA
Date made:
1915-1920
Size:
14 1/2 × 13 3/4 × 34 × 62 × 24 1/2 × 24 1/2 in. (36.8 × 34.9 × 86.4 × 157.5 × 62.2 × 62.2 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.39.1-2
Signature marks:
INSCRIPTION: E [embroidered at center back waist of dress]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973