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Wedding Dress with Capelet and Hat of Karen Lipschutz Goodis and Cindy Lipschutz Jacobson

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Identifier

VC2005003

Title

Wedding Dress with Capelet and Hat of Karen Lipschutz Goodis and Cindy Lipschutz Jacobson

Description

Dress (a) of cream synthetic chiffon and crepe; empire silhouette; cream chiffon sleeveless bodice, scoop neck, two darts that extend up from the empire waistline over the bust, polyester and metal zipper at center back, cream crepe lining; cream chiffon flared floor-length skirt, flowing train at back, cream crepe lining. Capelet (b) of synthetic chiffon and metal closures; circular sheer capelet with band collar, decorative cream buttons on left shoulder, metal hook and eye closure on center back of collar.Hat (c ) of nylon horse hair and synthetic chiffon; wide-brim hat with curved crown, nylon horse hair structure with ruffles of cream chiffon and a draped chiffon rosette on the right side.

Date

1977-8

Subject

weddings
clothing and dress

Relation

For Better and For Worse

Extent

38 inches (chest); 31 inches (waist); 74.5 inches (center back length); 14.5 inches (back neckline to waist); 60 inches (center back waist to hem); 43 inches (center front waist to hem)

Medium

synthetic chiffon
synthetic crepe
polyester
metal
nylon horse hair

Type

Physical Object
Dress
Hat

Spatial Coverage

New York, USA

Temporal Coverage

1970s

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2005003

Cataloguer with Date

Arden Kirkland 11/21/2005; Arden Kirkland and Bailey Strauss 1/31/14

Color Main

cream

Technique

machine sewing
millinery

A

dress

B

capelet

C

hat

Structure Silhouette

empire

Structure Cut

straight

Closure Type

zipper
hooks and eyes

Closure Placement

center back
center back collar

Structure Neckline

band collar

Structure Torso

2 darts

Structure Sleeves

sleeveless

Structure Waist

empire

Structure Skirt

flared

Structure Hem

train

Structure Lining

lined

Dimensions Chest

38

Dimensions Waist

31

Dimensions CB Length

74.5

Dimensions Other

front bust= 18.5, back bust=19.5, neck = 18.5, nape to waist = 14.5, F Waist to hem = 43, B Waist to hem = 60

Dimensions All

38 inches (chest); 31 inches (waist); 74.5 inches (center back length); 14.5 inches (back neckline to waist); 60 inches (center back waist to hem); 43 inches (center front waist to hem)

Wearer

Karen Lipschutz Goodis (Vassar class of 1973) and Cindy Lipschutz Jacobson

Donor

Elaine Lipschutz

Date Earliest

1977

Date Latest

1978

Culture

American

Gender

female

Category

Wedding

Classification

Wedding

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This dress was worn successively by two sisters, Karen Lipschutz Goodis and Cindy Lipschutz Jacobson. Karen wore the dress with a veil, and Cindy wore it with the included hat.

Condition Term

excellent

Condition

maintained in dry cleaners' wedding dress preservation box

Mannequin

size 10 1970

Storage Location

N6

Repository

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

Credit Line

Gift of Elaine Lipschutz
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