Wedding Dress of Leontine Hartzell

Brief Item Record

Title: Wedding Dress of Leontine Hartzell

Date: 1981

Description: Dress (a) of white cotton gauze with fine tucks throughout, creating self-stripe effect; bodice fitted with bust and waist darts; floor-length; inset of lace at natural waistline; 3/4 length sleeves with lace ruffle; v-neck; tiered skirt, alternating horizontal lace insets and cotton. Sash (b) is a long narrow strip of the same white cotton gauze.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2007021

Title

Wedding Dress of Leontine Hartzell

Description

Dress (a) of white cotton gauze with fine tucks throughout, creating self-stripe effect; bodice fitted with bust and waist darts; floor-length; inset of lace at natural waistline; 3/4 length sleeves with lace ruffle; v-neck; tiered skirt, alternating horizontal lace insets and cotton. Sash (b) is a long narrow strip of the same white cotton gauze.

Date

1981

Subject

Clothing and dress

Relation

VC2007020
VC2007022
VC2007023
For Better and For Worse

Extent

30 inches (chest), 24 inches (waist), 46 inches (center front length), 53 inches (center back length), other measurements: sleeve length: 19

Type

Physical Object

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

Closure

Closure Placement

Neckline

Sleeve Length

Waistline

Skirt Type

Length

Costume Components

Chest

30

Waist

24

Center Front Length

46

Center Back Length

53

Measurements Other

sleeve length: 19

All Measurements

30 inches (chest), 24 inches (waist), 46 inches (center front length), 53 inches (center back length), other measurements: sleeve length: 19

Donor

Mary Lee Hartzell

Date Earliest

1981

Date Latest

1981

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Exhibitions

For Better and For Worse, Spring 2013

Public Information

This wedding dress was donated by Mary Lee Hartzell, class of 1953. Mary Lee's daughter, Leontine Hartzell, class of 1979, wore the dress in her 1981 wedding. It was donated along with Mary Lee's own wedding dress, her mother's wedding dress, and her sister's wedding dress.

Condition Term

excellent

Treatment

Arms of batting covered in nylon were added to the mannequin to support the sleeves. A slip was dressed on the mannequin to provide a background layer under the sheer lace insets of the dress.

Mannequin

Theodore

Storage Location

N6

Work Type

Pattern

Citation

“Wedding Dress of Leontine Hartzell,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 24, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1185.

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