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Wedding Mini-Dress and Shoes of Ellen McPhillips Baumann

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Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2007020

Title

Wedding Mini-Dress and Shoes of Ellen McPhillips Baumann

Description

Dress (a) of cream rayon moire faille; above-knee length skirt with single pleat in center back; two-piece tailored sleeve; no waistline, half-belt at center back waist with two plastic four-leaf clover buttons; princess seam torso; mandarin style collar. Shoes (b&c): Low-heel; cream-colored satin; buckle detail on top; 2 oval cutouts by toe with two rows of rhinestones in between; burnt septia leather sole, 2.25" heel, square toe.

Creator

Henri Bendel
Design by Evins

Date

1968

Subject

weddings
clothing and dress
Henri Bendel
Design by Evins

Relation

http://vcomeka.com/vccc/items/show/1187
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/items/show/1186
http://vcomeka.com/vccc/items/show/1185
For Better and For Worse

Extent

Dress: 32 inches (chest); 30 inches (waist); 35 inches (hips); 29 inches (center front length); 31 inches (center back length); 20.5 inches (sleeve length). Shoes: 2.25" heel height.

Medium

rayon moire faille
plastic buttons
satin
leather
rhinestones

Type

Physical Object
Dress
Shoes

Spatial Coverage

New York, USA

Temporal Coverage

1960s

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2007020

Cataloguer with Date

Quinn Milton and Ruby Pierce, 1/2014

Color Main

cream

A

Dress

B

Left Shoe

C

Right Shoe

Structure Silhouette

jacket-style

Structure Cut

straight

Closure Placement

center front

Structure Neckline

mandarin collar

Structure Torso

princess seams
bust darts

Structure Sleeves

two-piece tailored sleeve

Structure Waist

no waistline

Structure Skirt

A-line

Structure Hem

above-knee

Dimensions Chest

32

Dimensions Waist

30

Dimensions Hips

35

Dimensions CF Length

29

Dimensions CB Length

31

Dimensions Other

Dress: sleeve length: 20.5. Shoes: 2.25" heel height.

Dimensions All

Dress: 32 inches (chest); 30 inches (waist); 35 inches (hips); 29 inches (center front length); 31 inches (center back length); 20.5 inches (sleeve length). Shoes: 2.25" heel height.

Label

Dress: "Henri Bendel / New York / Young Bendel" on label inside center back of neck. Shoes: "Design by Evins"

Wearer

Ellen McPhillips Baumann

Donor

Mary Lee Hartzell

Date Earliest

1969

Date Latest

1969

Culture

American

Gender

female

Category

Wedding

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This jacket style wedding mini-dress was donated by Mary Lee Hartzell, class of 1953. Mary Lee's sister, Ellen McPhillips Baumann, class of 1963, wore the dress in her 1968 wedding. The dress was donated along with Mary Lee's own wedding dress, her mother's wedding dress, and her daughter's wedding dress.

Condition Term

very good

Condition

Shoes: a little scuffed, small cracks on inside, sole is worn.

Treatment

The dress was steamed. The chest area of the form was padded. Arms were provided and the sleeves were padded out. The neck was also padded.

Mannequin

Eleanor

Storage Location

N7
B4 - shoes? or are they with dress?

Repository

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Lee Hartzell, VC Class of 1953

Donor Class Year

1953
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