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Wedding Dress of Willa McCarthy

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Dublin Core

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

Clothing and dress

Medium

beads
metal
satin
sequins
tulle

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

New York
United States

Temporal Coverage

1990s

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Is Referenced By

For Better and For Worse

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2003008

Color Main

white

Technique

machine sewing

Structure Silhouette

fit and flare

Closure Type

zipper

Closure Placement

center back closure

Structure Neckline

sweetheart

Sleeve Length

long sleeve

Structure Waist

pointed

Structure Hem

floor length

Wearer

Willa McCarthy

Donor

Willa McCarthy

Date Earliest

1997

Date Latest

1997

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Wedding

Function

wedding clothes

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

Z

Repository

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

Credit Line

Gift of Willa Mcarthy

Work Type

dress
dress train

Pattern

floral patterns
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