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Woman's wedding ensemble

about 1986
Priscilla of Boston (American, 1947-2010)


Length x width (headpiece): 20.3 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm (8 x 8 x 4 in.) Length x width (shoes): 25.4 x 12.1 cm (10 x 4 3/4 in.) Center back (dress): 134.6 cm (53 in.) Length (belt): 53.3 cm (21 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Headpiece: synthetic beads, flowers, lace, comb; Shoes: silk satin; Underdress: Silk plain weave; Dress: Synthetic machine lace; Belt: woven synthetic

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Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s wedding ensemble consisting of: ivory-colored bridal headpiece with comb, trimmed with synthetic pearls, flowers, and lace, inside label reads: “Priscilla”; pair of ivory satin bridal pumps with silk ribbon flowers on vamp, interior label reads: Priscilla; tea-length, machine-made lace wedding dress with scalloped edges on cap sleeves, neckline and hem; gathered into elastic waistband, worn over silk charmeuse, spaghetti-strap slip, and finished with ribbed belt trimmed with flower at center, label inside: “Priscilla of Boston”.


1986, sold by Priscilla of Boston to Dorothy A. Heath, Marion, MA; 2010, year-end gift of Heath to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy A. Heath in honor of Milan A. Heath, Jr.