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WEDDING DRESS

Made by: Unknown

On view in: Marjorie Post's Bedroom


About this object

Mrs. Post's eldest daughter, Adelaide Brevoort Close (American, 1908-1998) wore this dress for her marriage to Thomas Welles Durant on January 19, 1927.

Mrs. Post's eldest daughter, Adelaide Brevoort Close (American, 1908-1998) wore this dress for her marriage to Thomas Welles Durant on January 19, 1927. The silk satin dress has short sleeves and a dropped waistline. It is built on a silk charmeuse foundation with a square neck filled in with tulle to create a bateau neckline. The skirt of the foundation garment is finished in a scallop cut with a wide band of tulle. White and blue satin hearts are embroidered on the inside right seam. The dress bodice is composed of a freehanging panel of satin edged in tulle, which is attached to the foundation at the shoulder and dropped waist. The panel is trimmed with an embroidered orange blossom motif consisting of with flowers formed by wired petals covered with silk thread, fabric stamens and scattered metal embroidered leaves. The skirt is finished with the same tulle band and floral embroidery. A freehanging sash extends from the back right shoulder to the hem, secured at the waist. The silk satin train attaches at the shoulder with thread-covered metal bars concelaed with a small piece of embroidered tulle. The train is also edged with a tulle band and floral embroidery. The underside of the train is trimmed with a gathered, ruched band of silk organza.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
WEDDING DRESS
Made from:
Silk satin -- tulle -- silk organza
Made in:
USA
Date made:
1926-1927
Size:
H. 21 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 21 in. (shoulder to waist back); H. 23 1/2 in. (waist to hem front); H. 23 1/2 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 30 in. (drop waist circumference); Dia. 80 in. (hem circumference); H. 130 in. (train)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.53.1-2
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973