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Wedding Dress of Willa McCarthy

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Identifier

VC2003008

Title

Wedding Dress of Willa McCarthy

Description

White wedding dress(a) of satin, net, sequins, and beads; long sleeves with some gathering at shoulders; full, floor-length gathered skirt; decorative beads and sequins on the bodice, sleeves, skirt, and him in a symmetrical lace and floral motif; fitted torso and pointed waist at the front and back; three decorative satin flowers with beaded centers at center back waist; white metal zipper at the center back; sleeves are long and made of tulle with two triangular cuts at each cuff; v-shaped dip at center back; skirt gathered at waist, full, layered with sheer tulle, and decorative floral white lace motif at the hem. Separate train (b) of gathered net with sequins and beads.

Date

1997

Subject

weddings
clothing and dress

Relation

For Better and For Worse

Medium

satin
tulle
beads
sequins
metal closures

Type

Physical Object
Dress

Spatial Coverage

New York, USA

Temporal Coverage

1990s

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2003008

Cataloguer with Date

Anna Wiencrot 1/21/2004; Ruby Pierce and Hilde Wulf, 1/2014

Color Main

white

Technique

machine sewing
beading

A

dress

B

train

Structure Silhouette

fit and flare

Structure Cut

straight

Closure Type

zipper

Closure Placement

center back

Structure Neckline

sweetheart

Structure Torso

fitted

Structure Sleeves

long

Structure Waist

pointed

Structure Skirt

gathered

Structure Hem

floor length
train

Wearer

Willa McCarthy

Donor

Willa McCarthy

Date Earliest

1997

Date Latest

1997

Culture

American

Gender

female

Category

Wedding

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This dress was worn by Willa McCarthy, VC class of 1992, for her wedding at Alumnae House on December 29, 1997.

Condition Term

excellent

Treatment

The mannequin was padded slightly to fit the dress. The sleeves were filled with rolls of off-white net to support the shape.

Mannequin

size 12, 1974

Storage Location

BOX Z

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Credit Line

Gift of Willa Mcarthy
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