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EVENING DRESS

Made by: Saks Fifth Avenue

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About this object

Marjorie Merriweather Post wore this peach-colored taffeta gown with a brocaded rose bouquet pattern for the marriage of her daughter, Nedenia Marjorie Hutton (American, b. 1923), to Stanley Rumbough, Jr. in 1946. The neckline is V-shaped in front and back. The bodice is closely fitted by intricately cut and shaped seams. The shoulder is extended and pleated into the armseye, creating a winged epaulette. Tubular sleeves are shirred on the outside to elbow length. The bell shaped skirt falls straight and flat in front, with the fullness pulled to the back where a decorative, simulated bustle is added. Two flat ties, beginning at the side back seam, extend the length of the dress. A flat, narrow belt, worn just above the natural waist, is placed in the front seam and closes at back. A 5" wide grosgrain interior belt is worn at the natural waist and closes with metal hooks and eyes. The garment closes with a metal zipper at center back.

This peach colored taffeta gown with a brocaded rose bouquet pattern was worn by Mrs. Post for the marriage of her daughter, Nedenia Marjorie Hutton (American, b. 1923), to Stanley Rumbough, Jr. The neckline is V-shaped in front and back. The bodice is closely fitted by intricately cut and shaped seams. The shoulder is extended and pleated into the armseye, creating a winged epaulette. Tubular sleeves are shirred on the outside to elbow length. The bell shaped skirt falls straight and flat in front, with the fullness pulled to the back where a decorative, simulated bustle is added. Two flat ties begining at the side back seam extend the length of the dress. A flat, narrow belt, worn just above the natural waist, is placed in the front seam and closes at back. A 5" wide grosgrain interior belt is worn at the natural waist and closes with metal hooks and eyes. The garment closes with a metal zipper at center back.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
EVENING DRESS
Made from:
Brocade taffeta
Made in:
New York, USA
Date made:
1946
Size:
H. 16 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 16 1/2 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 27 1/2 in. (waist circumference); H. 45 in. (waist to hem front); H. 48 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 162 in. (hem circumference)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.94
Signature marks:
LABEL: Salon Moderne / SAKS FIFTH AVENUE [in side seam] PICK-UP LABEL: SAKS Fifth Avenue / New York / MRS Joseph . E. Davies / 3/20/46 NO NEW MODEL [underneath maker label in side seam of dress; the name, date, and the words "NEW MODEL" are handwritten]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973