Wedding Dress of Henrietta S. Robinson

Brief Item Record

Title: Wedding Dress of Henrietta S. Robinson

Creator: Bridal Creations, Gude's

Date: 1935

Description: Wedding ensemble with components of cream silk crepe back satin, lace, metal, pearl, wax, and leather. Dress (a): bias cut; bodice with curved seam under bust; two-layered sleeves below with round buttons on lower portion of center back sleeves; lace cowl neck; inset buttons at center back; natural waist line; full length; straight skirt with flounced train which is higher at center back; two box pleats at front of skirt where skirt meets added flounce. Belt (b): crepe back satin with metal buckle adorned with pearl; closure at center front. Veil (c ) of net with applied wide lace border; circlet of net twisted with strand of pearls; wax orange blossoms. Shoes (d and e): t-strap heels of cream fabric over leather with panels of silver intertwined.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2005002

Title

Wedding Dress of Henrietta S. Robinson

Description

Wedding ensemble with components of cream silk crepe back satin, lace, metal, pearl, wax, and leather. Dress (a): bias cut; bodice with curved seam under bust; two-layered sleeves below with round buttons on lower portion of center back sleeves; lace cowl neck; inset buttons at center back; natural waist line; full length; straight skirt with flounced train which is higher at center back; two box pleats at front of skirt where skirt meets added flounce. Belt (b): crepe back satin with metal buckle adorned with pearl; closure at center front. Veil (c ) of net with applied wide lace border; circlet of net twisted with strand of pearls; wax orange blossoms. Shoes (d and e): t-strap heels of cream fabric over leather with panels of silver intertwined.

Date

1935

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

33 inches (chest), 27.5 inches (waist), 36 inches (hips), 79 inches (center back length), other measurements: front waist = 12.5total waist = 27.5front bust = 16.5back bust = 16.5total bust = 33hip = 36 back neck to waist = 14.25side waist to hem = 44.25front waist to hem = 43.75 back waist to hem = 64.75 top of sleeve length = 25.5

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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

Cataloguer with Date

Arden Kirkland 11/21/2005; Jenna Doherty and Bailey Strauss, 1/22/14

Color Main

Dress Type

Closure

Closure Placement

Sleeve Type

Waistline

Skirt Type

Length

Chest

33

Waist

27.5

Hips

36

Center Back Length

79

Measurements Other

front waist = 12.5total waist = 27.5front bust = 16.5back bust = 16.5total bust = 33hip = 36 back neck to waist = 14.25side waist to hem = 44.25front waist to hem = 43.75 back waist to hem = 64.75 top of sleeve length = 25.5

All Measurements

33 inches (chest), 27.5 inches (waist), 36 inches (hips), 79 inches (center back length), other measurements: front waist = 12.5total waist = 27.5front bust = 16.5back bust = 16.5total bust = 33hip = 36 back neck to waist = 14.25side waist to hem = 44.25front waist to hem = 43.75 back waist to hem = 64.75 top of sleeve length = 25.5

Label

"Gude's" printed inside shoes

Donor

Ken Robinson

Date Earliest

1935

Date Latest

1935

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Condition Term

very good

Treatment

A slip from Vassar's theatrical costume stock was altered to fit underneath the dress as a foundation garment. Padded arms of batting covered with nylon were added to support the sleeves.

Mannequin

size 2

Storage Location

B2

Work Type

Citation

Bridal Creations and Gude's, “Wedding Dress of Henrietta S. Robinson,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed October 20, 2021, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1155.

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