Woman's wedding dress

English
about 1945
Labeled II O II [Utility] (British, 1945–1950)


Object Place: England

Dimensions

Center back: 188 cm (74 in.) Center front: 135.9 x 74.9 cm (53 1/2 CF x 29 1/2 in. Waist measurement) Bust: 38 1/2"

Accession Number

2010.1381

Medium or Technique

Acetate satin weave

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White satin long sleeve wedding dress with white leaf patterning. Square neckline with padded shoulders. Waistline at natural waist with narrow pleating along waistband, self belt that ties in back. Long skirt with short train. Buttons down center back. Metal zipper on right side. Interior label at neckline: “II O II”.

Provenance

By 2010, with Leslie Verrinder, Tin Tin Collectables, London; 2010, sold by Verrinder to Frederic Sharf, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2010, year-end gift of Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf