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Wedding Dress of Muriel Kahn Lampell

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Front View of 1949 Wedding Dress of Muriel Lampell
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Front View of 1949 Wedding Dress
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Detail View of 1949 Wedding Dress
Detail View of 1949 Wedding Dress

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2005004

Title

Wedding Dress of Muriel Kahn Lampell

Description

Dress of cream satin with cream lace overlay; fit and flare silhouette; floor-length; fitted bodice with 2 darts in front and princess seams in back; long, straight, lace sleeves pointed at hem, 9 satin-covered buttons on each sleeve starting at wrist; v-neck; hip-level waistline; 2-layered gathered lace peplums at each hip; center back metal zipper.rts in front and princess seams in back; long, straight, lace sleeves pointed at hem, 9 satin-covered buttons on each sleeve starting at wrist; v-neck; hip-level waistline; 2-layered gathered lace peplums at each hip; center back metal zipper.

Date

1949

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

35.5 inches (chest), 30 inches (waist), other measurements: 19 inches (front bust), 16.5 inches (back bust), 11.25 inches (center back neckline to waist), 38.25 inches (front waist to hem)

Medium

lace
metal
satin

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

New York
United States

Temporal Coverage

1940s

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

VC2005004

Color Main

cream

Technique

machine sewing
darts

Structure Silhouette

fit and flare

Closure Type

zipper

Closure Placement

center back closure

Structure Neckline

v-neck

Sleeve Length

long sleeve

Structure Waist

hip-level

Structure Skirt

flared skirt

Structure Hem

floor length

Dimensions Chest

35.5

Dimensions Waist

30

Dimensions Other

19 inches (front bust), 16.5 inches (back bust), 11.25 inches (center back neckline to waist), 38.25 inches (front waist to hem)

Dimensions All

35.5 inches (chest), 30 inches (waist), other measurements: 19 inches (front bust), 16.5 inches (back bust), 11.25 inches (center back neckline to waist), 38.25 inches (front waist to hem)

Wearer

Muriel Kahn Lampell '51

Donor

Muriel Kahn Lampell

Date Earliest

1949

Date Latest

1949

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 June 26, 1949 by Muriel Kahn Lampell ‘51 at her West Point wedding. The dress was bought from Saks 5th Avenue Bridal Shop for about $400, which was very expensive at the time (shoes cost about $10). She also wore a simple lace cap and small veil. After the wedding, she had the sleeves removed from the dress to be able to wear it as a summer formal dress, although she never did.

Condition Term

very good

Condition

sleeves were unattached (have been reattached for exhibition)

Treatment

The treatment for this dress was not completed. The lace flounces at the waist were smoothed out and steamed by Alexandra Figler. The sleeves had been detached by the original wearer, Muriel Kahn Lampell, but were sewn back into the arms-eyes by hand for the exhibition. Off-white net was rolled and inserted in each sleeve to fill it out. The chest of the form was padded, with a period bra as a foundation garment. There is a rip on the back of the right sleeve that has not been treated.

Mannequin

Irene

Storage Location

Q9

Repository

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

Credit Line

Gift of Muriel Kahn Lampell , VC Class of 1951

Donation Date

2005-05-02

Work Type

dress
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