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AFTERNOON DRESS

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AFTERNOON DRESS

Made by: Lucile

Currently in storage


About this object

Marjorie Merriweather Post wore this dress for her marriage to E.F. (Edward Francis) Hutton (American, 1875-1962) on July 7, 1920.

Mrs. Post wore this dress for her wedding to E.F. Hutton on July 7, 1920. Now faded, the dress was originally lavender or periwinkle organza. The bodice is built on a single body organza shell trimmed with lace and satin ribbon. The short sleeved overbodice overlaps slightly at center front in a deep V shape. The skirt is gathered onto the bodice at the natural waist. A wide waist sash closes at center back. The skirt and bodice are decorated with blue fabric flowers and leaves and lace bands. The transparent fabric, insets of banded lace, asymmetrical closure and organic, vinelike decorations are typical of "Lucile" gowns.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
AFTERNOON DRESS
Made from:
Gauze organza -- silk -- lace
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
1919-1920
Size:
H. 14 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 14 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 28 in. (waist); H. 34 in. (waist to hem front); H. 34 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 88 in. (hem)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.40
Signature marks:
LABEL: Lucile Ltd. / 37th & 39th WEST 57th St. / NEW YORK [on bodice] LABEL: Mrs M.P. Close / model "51" [written in pencil on waist band]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973