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Creator Name: Mainbocher
Creator Nationality: North American; American
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1890 - 1976
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Mainbocher
Creator Name: Reboux, Caroline
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Milliner
Creator Dates/Places: French, 1835 - 1927
Creator Name-CRT: Hat designed by Caroline Reboux
Creator Name: Windsor, Wallis
Creator Qualifier: Worn by
Creator Role: Donor/wearer
Creator Dates/Places: American, 1896 - 1986
Creator Name-CRT: Worn by Duchess of Windsor (née Wallis Simpson)
Title: Wedding ensemble
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1937
Creation End Date: 1937
Creation Date: 1937
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: silk, kid, straw, coq feathers
Dimensions: (a) L. at center back 58 1/4 in. (147.9 cm); (b) L. at center back 19 in. (48 cm); (c) L.: 27 1/2 in. (70 cm); (d) L. at center back 46 3/4 in. (118.7 cm); (e,f) L. heel to toe 7 1/2 in. (19 cm); (g) L. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm); (h,i,j)L. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: CI 50.110a-l
Credit Line: Gift of the Duchess of Windsor, 1950
Mainbocher, known for his sense of decorum, created a garment impeccably suited to the occasion. If his design seems conservative, as compared to the modern experiments of others in the 1930s, it was because he sought an unerring gentility. He held decoration to a minimum, favoring refined feminine forms (petal-shaped collar, shirring, small embroideries). Even the gloves were specifically designed to accommodate the wedding ring. While a defect in the stability of the dye has caused the dress to lose its 'Windsor blue,' it retains the willful seemliness of a marriage in world view.
AMICA ID: MMA_.CI50.110a-l
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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