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DRESS ENSEMBLE (DRESS AND HEADPIECE)

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DRESS ENSEMBLE (DRESS AND HEADPIECE)

Made by: Veronica Stage Costumes

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About this object

Marjorie Merriweather Post's youngest daughter, Nedenia Marjorie Hutton (American, b. 1923), wore this empire-style gown of pale blue satin at her mother's wedding to Joseph E. Davies on December 15, 1935. The garment has a scooped neck, short puffed sleeves and a long train. Roped pearls and rhinestones in a leaf pattern are placed at the under bust seam and sleeve cuffs. The neckline is trimmed with one row of shaped lace stiffened with heavy millinery wire. The skirt is trimmed at the hem with box-pleated tulle. A matching crescent shaped headpiece with a tulle veil completes the ensemble.

Mrs. Post's youngest daughter, Nedenia Marjorie Hutton (American, b. 1923), wore this empire style gown of pale blue satin at her mother's wedding to Joseph E. Davies on December 15, 1935. The garment has a scooped neck, short puffed sleeves and a long train. Roped pearls and rhinestones in a leaf pattern are placed at the under bust seam and sleeve cuffs. The neckline is trimmed with one row of shaped lace stiffened with heavy millinery wire. The skirt is trimmed at hem with box pleated tulle. Garment closes at center back. A matching crescent shaped headpiece with a tulle veil completes the ensemble. The same roped pearls and rhinestones and stiffened lace are used to create the headpiece. Rope elastic is sewn at the edges and is worn behind the hair to secure the piece in place.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
DRESS ENSEMBLE (DRESS AND HEADPIECE)
Made from:
Satin
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
1935
Size:
H. 10 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 10 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 28 (waist circumference); H. 46 in. (waist to hem back)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.79.1-2
Signature marks:
LABEL: Veronica / Stage Costumes / 125 West 45th St [at front waist seam] NOTE: Nedinia Hutton / pale blue satin dress / M.P.D. wedding. / December 1936 [pinned to garment; typed on small piece of paper]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973