Woman's bridal ensemble in two parts (dress, hat)

American
1980s
Designed by Bob Mackie (American, born in 1940)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Dress: center back: 66 cm (26 in.) Hat: height x width: 15 x 36 in.; circumference x length: 64 x 40 cm (38.1 x 91.4 cm, 25 3/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2009.4209.1-2

Medium or Technique

Plastic; silk plain weave; tulle; metal; pearls; silk satin weave; padding; plastic beads; cotton plain weave; bias tape; glue/stiffening component

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Light pink silk, short bridal gown with a layer of white tulle adorned by white faux pearls sewn to create a floral pattern. The bodice has a deep V neckline with pearls bordering it. The sleeves consist of white tulle with long strands of pearls, beginning at the shoulder and hanging down each sleeve. The hem features several hanging strands of pearls and white beads that extend to or beyond the floor. The right side of the dress contains of a side zipper closure with a hook and eye. The interior has shoulder pads and is lined in light pink silk plain weave fabric.

White helmut covered with white pearls and beads in an organic, leaf-like design. Three dimensional leaves or petals are clustered at the crown of this hat and continued on both sides. Metal wire is used for stability for the petals and leaves that are raised. Behind the front beading design follows a long white tulle veil covered by randomly placed gem stones. The interior consists of a stiffened canvas material and is boredered with bias tape around the perimeter of the hat. INTERIOR LABEL: “THE DIAMOND COLLECTION”

Provenance

By 2009, in collection of Yolanda Cellucci of Waltham, MA; gift of Cellucci to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Yolanda of Yolanda Enterprises Inc.