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Wedding Dress of Leontine Hartzell

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Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2007021

Title

Wedding Dress of Leontine Hartzell

Description

Dress (a) of white cotton gauze with fine tucks throughout, creating self-stripe effect; bodice fitted with bust and waist darts; floor-length; inset of lace at natural waistline; 3/4 length sleeves with lace ruffle; v-neck; tiered skirt, alternating horizontal lace insets and cotton. Sash (b) is a long narrow strip of the same white cotton gauze.

Date

1981

Subject

weddings
clothing and dress

Relation

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Extent

30 inches (chest); 24 inches (waist); 46 inches (center front length); 53 inches (center back length); 19 inches (sleeve length)

Medium

cotton gauze
metal zipper
lace

Type

Physical Object
Dress

Temporal Coverage

1980s

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2007021

Cataloguer with Date

Margaret Dwyer 11/12/2007; Alexandra Figler and Morgen Warner, 1/22/14

Color Main

white

Technique

machine sewing

A

dress

B

sash

Structure Silhouette

fit and flare

Structure Cut

straight

Closure Type

metal zipper

Closure Placement

center back

Structure Neckline

v-neck

Structure Torso

bust and waist darts

Structure Sleeves

three quarter length

Structure Waist

natural

Structure Skirt

tiered

Structure Hem

floor-length

Structure Lining

neck facing

Dimensions Chest

30

Dimensions Waist

24

Dimensions CF Length

46

Dimensions CB Length

53

Dimensions Other

sleeve length: 19

Dimensions All

30 inches (chest); 24 inches (waist); 46 inches (center front length); 53 inches (center back length); 19 inches (sleeve length)

Wearer

Leontine Hartzell

Donor

Mary Lee Hartzell

Date Earliest

1981

Date Latest

1981

Gender

female

Category

Wedding

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This wedding dress was donated by Mary Lee Hartzell, class of 1953. Mary Lee's daughter, Leontine Hartzell, class of 1979, wore the dress in her 1981 wedding. It was donated along with Mary Lee's own wedding dress, her mother's wedding dress, and her sister's wedding dress.

Condition Term

excellent

Treatment

Arms of batting covered in nylon were added to the mannequin to support the sleeves. A slip was dressed on the mannequin to provide a background layer under the sheer lace insets of the dress.

Mannequin

Theodore

Storage Location

N6

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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