Cream Wedding Dress of Leontine Kennedy McPhillips

Brief Item Record

Title: Cream Wedding Dress of Leontine Kennedy McPhillips

Date: 1929

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.

Full Item Record

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

VC2007020
VC2007021
VC2007022
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

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

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

Color Main

Technique

Dress Type

Neckline

Sleeve Length

Waistline

Skirt Type

Chest

32

Waist

27

Hips

32

Center Front Length

36

Center Back Length

47

Measurements Other

sleeve length: 22

All Measurements

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

Donor

Mary Lee Hartzell

Date Earliest

1929

Date Latest

1929

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

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 Description

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

Work Type

Citation

“Cream Wedding Dress of Leontine Kennedy McPhillips,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed December 3, 2023, http://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1187.

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