Wedding Dress of Muriel Kahn Lampell

Brief Item Record

Title: Wedding Dress of Muriel Kahn Lampell

Date: 1949

Description: Dress of cream satin with cream lace overlay; fit and flare silhouette; floor-length; fitted bodice with 2 darts in front and princess seams in back; long, straight, lace sleeves pointed at hem, 9 satin-covered buttons on each sleeve starting at wrist; v-neck; hip-level waistline; 2-layered gathered lace peplums at each hip; center back metal zipper.rts in front and princess seams in back; long, straight, lace sleeves pointed at hem, 9 satin-covered buttons on each sleeve starting at wrist; v-neck; hip-level waistline; 2-layered gathered lace peplums at each hip; center back metal zipper.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2005004

Title

Wedding Dress of Muriel Kahn Lampell

Description

Dress of cream satin with cream lace overlay; fit and flare silhouette; floor-length; fitted bodice with 2 darts in front and princess seams in back; long, straight, lace sleeves pointed at hem, 9 satin-covered buttons on each sleeve starting at wrist; v-neck; hip-level waistline; 2-layered gathered lace peplums at each hip; center back metal zipper.rts in front and princess seams in back; long, straight, lace sleeves pointed at hem, 9 satin-covered buttons on each sleeve starting at wrist; v-neck; hip-level waistline; 2-layered gathered lace peplums at each hip; center back metal zipper.

Date

1949

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

35.5 inches (chest), 30 inches (waist), other measurements: 19 inches (front bust), 16.5 inches (back bust), 11.25 inches (center back neckline to waist), 38.25 inches (front waist to hem)

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

Dress Type

Closure

Closure Placement

Neckline

Sleeve Length

Waistline

Skirt Type

Length

Chest

35.5

Waist

30

Measurements Other

19 inches (front bust), 16.5 inches (back bust), 11.25 inches (center back neckline to waist), 38.25 inches (front waist to hem)

All Measurements

35.5 inches (chest), 30 inches (waist), other measurements: 19 inches (front bust), 16.5 inches (back bust), 11.25 inches (center back neckline to waist), 38.25 inches (front waist to hem)

Donor

Muriel Kahn Lampell

Date Earliest

1949

Date Latest

1949

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This dress was worn June 26, 1949 by Muriel Kahn Lampell ‘51 at her West Point wedding. The dress was bought from Saks 5th Avenue Bridal Shop for about $400, which was very expensive at the time (shoes cost about $10). She also wore a simple lace cap and small veil. After the wedding, she had the sleeves removed from the dress to be able to wear it as a summer formal dress, although she never did.

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

sleeves were unattached (have been reattached for exhibition)

Treatment

The treatment for this dress was not completed. The lace flounces at the waist were smoothed out and steamed by Alexandra Figler. The sleeves had been detached by the original wearer, Muriel Kahn Lampell, but were sewn back into the arms-eyes by hand for the exhibition. Off-white net was rolled and inserted in each sleeve to fill it out. The chest of the form was padded, with a period bra as a foundation garment. There is a rip on the back of the right sleeve that has not been treated.

Mannequin

Irene

Storage Location

Q9

Donation Date

2005-05-02

Work Type

Citation

“Wedding Dress of Muriel Kahn Lampell,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 29, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1157.

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