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Wedding Dress of Mary Lee Hartzell

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Front View of 1954 Wedding Dress of MaryLee Hartzell
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Detail View of 1954 Wedding Dress

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2007022

Title

Wedding Dress of Mary Lee Hartzell

Description

Dress of cream silk dupioni and Alençon lace; fit and flare silhouette; bodice and skirt made of cream silk dupioni with Alençon lace detailing at neckline and sleeves; short sleeves; v-neck; slightly pointed waistline, pleating around waistline; pleated skirt with train, floor-length in front; silk-covered buttons at center back from neckline to waist; dress label reads "Henri Bendel New York."

Creator

Henri Bendel

Date

1954

Subject

Clothing and dress

Relation

http://vcomeka.com/vccc/items/show/1187; http://vcomeka.com/vccc/items/show/1184; http://vcomeka.com/vccc/items/show/1185; For Better and For Worse

Extent

34 inches (chest), 24 inches (waist), 53 inches (center front length), 92 inches (center back length),

Medium

lace
dupioni
silk

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

New York
United States

Temporal Coverage

1950s

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

VC2007022

Cataloguer with Date

Sophie Hirabayashi 1/25/2008; Alexandra Figler 2014-01-22

Color Main

cream

Technique

machine sewing
darts

Structure Silhouette

fit and flare

Closure Type

buttons

Closure Placement

center back closure

Structure Neckline

v-neck

Sleeve Length

short sleeve

Structure Waist

pointed

Structure Skirt

flared skirt

Structure Hem

train

Dimensions Chest

34

Dimensions Waist

24

Dimensions CF Length

53

Dimensions CB Length

92

Dimensions All

34 inches (chest), 24 inches (waist), 53 inches (center front length), 92 inches (center back length),

Label

"Henri Bendel / New York" on small label over a seam

Wearer

MaryLee Hartzell

Donor

Mary Lee Hartzell

Date Earliest

1954

Date Latest

1954

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Wedding

Function

wedding clothes

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse: Sixteen Decades of Wedding Wear at Vassar (5/23-6/9/13)

Public Information

This wedding dress was donated by Mary Lee Hartzell, class of 1953. Mary Lee wore it in her 1954 wedding. The dress was donated along with her mother's wedding dress, her sister's wedding dress, and her daughter's wedding dress.

Condition Term

very good

Condition

slight discoloration on back right shoulder blade

Treatment

Several layers of petticoat were needed to support the fullness of the skirt, especially at the hips. Padding at the chest and new papier-mâché shoulders were added to the mannequin, which then got a new cover. A metal eye or thread loop was added where one was missing at the waist. Treatment was completed by Caroline Picher.

Mannequin

Celeste

Storage Location

N7

Repository

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

Credit Line

Gift of Mary Lee Hartzell, Vassar Class of 1953

Work Type

dress
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