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Cream Wedding Dress of Leontine Kennedy McPhillips

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Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2007023

Title

Cream Wedding Dress of Leontine Kennedy McPhillips

Description

Dress of cream silk crepe-back satin; drop-waist silhouette; bodice blouses slightly; long sleeves are angled to extend longer on the lower outer edge and have snap closures on the lower inner edge; bateau neckline; four short decorative seams that extend up from the center front seam at the dropped waist; hip level yoke forms a v-shape at the center back; skirt is flared, just below knee length in the front, longer in the back; extra panel of fabric on the right side of the skirt, with two layers, gathered into the lower dropped waist seam.

Date

1929

Subject

Clothing and dress

Relation

http://vcomeka.com/vccc/items/show/1184; http://vcomeka.com/vccc/items/show/1186; http://vcomeka.com/vccc/items/show/1185; For Better and For Worse

Extent

32 inches (chest), 27 inches (waist), 32 inches (hips), 36 inches (center front length), 47 inches (center back length), other measurements: sleeve length: 22

Medium

crepe
satin
silk

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

New York
United States

Temporal Coverage

1920s

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

VC2007023

Color Main

cream

Technique

machine sewing

Structure Silhouette

drop-waist

Structure Neckline

boat neck

Structure Torso

bloused

Sleeve Length

long sleeve

Structure Waist

dropped

Structure Skirt

flared skirt

Structure Hem

mid calf length

Structure Lining

unlined

Dimensions Chest

32

Dimensions Waist

27

Dimensions Hips

32

Dimensions CF Length

36

Dimensions CB Length

47

Dimensions Other

sleeve length: 22

Dimensions All

32 inches (chest), 27 inches (waist), 32 inches (hips), 36 inches (center front length), 47 inches (center back length), other measurements: sleeve length: 22

Wearer

Leontine Kennedy McPhillips, Vassar class of 1926

Donor

Mary Lee Hartzell

Date Earliest

1929

Date Latest

1929

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Wedding

Function

wedding clothes

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This cream wedding dress was donated by Mary Lee Hartzell, class of 1953. Mary Lee's mother, Leontine Kennedy McPhillips, class of 1926, wore the dress in her 1929 marriage. The dress was donated along with Mary Lee's own wedding dress, her sister's wedding dress, and her daughter's wedding dress.

Condition Term

excellent

Condition

no damage

Treatment

A simple mannequin was rebuilt to size, formed from a wooden 2 x 4 center support, form padded with batting, and a muslin cover. Arms of batting were inserted to fill out the sleeves.

Mannequin

Leontine

Storage Location

P1

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

Work Type

dress
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