Wedding Mini-Dress and Shoes of Ellen McPhillips Baumann

Brief Item Record

Title: Wedding Mini-Dress and Shoes of Ellen McPhillips Baumann

Creator: Henri Bendel, Design by Evins

Date: 1968

Description: Dress (a) of cream rayon moire faille; above-knee length skirt with single pleat in center back; two-piece tailored sleeve; no waistline, half-belt at center back waist with two plastic four-leaf clover buttons; princess seam torso; mandarin style collar. Shoes (b&c): Low-heel; cream-colored satin; buckle detail on top; 2 oval cutouts by toe with two rows of rhinestones in between; burnt septia leather sole, 2.25" heel, square toe.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2007020

Title

Wedding Mini-Dress and Shoes of Ellen McPhillips Baumann

Description

Dress (a) of cream rayon moire faille; above-knee length skirt with single pleat in center back; two-piece tailored sleeve; no waistline, half-belt at center back waist with two plastic four-leaf clover buttons; princess seam torso; mandarin style collar. Shoes (b&c): Low-heel; cream-colored satin; buckle detail on top; 2 oval cutouts by toe with two rows of rhinestones in between; burnt septia leather sole, 2.25" heel, square toe.

Date

1968

Subject

Clothing and dress

Relation

VC2007021
VC2007022
VC2007023
For Better and For Worse

Extent

32 inches (chest), 30 inches (waist), 35 inches (hips), 29 inches (center front length), 31 inches (center back length), other measurements: 20.5 inches (sleeve length), 2.25 inches (heel height)

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

Cataloguer with Date

Quinn Milton and Ruby Pierce, 1/2014

Color Main

Technique

Closure

Closure Placement

Waistline

Skirt Type

Length

Chest

32

Waist

30

Hips

35

Center Front Length

29

Center Back Length

31

Measurements Other

20.5 inches (sleeve length), 2.25 inches (heel height)

All Measurements

32 inches (chest), 30 inches (waist), 35 inches (hips), 29 inches (center front length), 31 inches (center back length), other measurements: 20.5 inches (sleeve length), 2.25 inches (heel height)

Label

Dress: "Henri Bendel / New York / Young Bendel" on label inside center back of neck. Shoes: "Design by Evins"

Donor

Mary Lee Hartzell

Date Earliest

1968

Date Latest

1968

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This jacket style wedding mini-dress was donated by Mary Lee Hartzell, class of 1953. Mary Lee's sister, Ellen McPhillips Baumann, class of 1963, wore the dress in her 1968 wedding. The dress was donated along with Mary Lee's own wedding dress, her mother's wedding dress, and her daughter's wedding dress.

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

Shoes: a little scuffed, small cracks on inside, sole is worn.

Treatment

The dress was steamed. The chest area of the form was padded. Arms were provided and the sleeves were padded out. The neck was also padded.

Mannequin

Eleanor

Storage Location

N7

Work Type

Citation

Henri Bendel and Design by Evins, “Wedding Mini-Dress and Shoes of Ellen McPhillips Baumann,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed April 14, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1184.

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