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Wedding dress
Medium
silk, acetate, nylon, metal
Measurements
(a) 51.0 cm (centre back) 37.0 cm (waist, flat) (corset)
(b) 147.0 cm (centre back) 39.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
England
Inscription
(a) label, inside centre back, woven in gold polyester on pale pink ground: Vivienne / Westwood / COUTURE / LONDON
(b) label, inside centre back, woven in gold polyester on pale pink ground: SPECIAL
label, inside centre back, woven in gold polyester on pale pink ground: Vivienne / Westwood / COUTURE / LONDON
Accession Number
2001.830.a-b
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2001
© Public Domain
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The wedding dress comprises a corset bodice and matching skirt of matt gold silk satin. (a) The sleeveless bodice features a stomacher panel forms a point at the centre front edge. Fastening at centre back with a concealed zipper end metal hook, the bodice is lined with a combination of gauze and silk satin panels. (b) The full-length skirt is constructed with a straight front panel and complex series of four curved and asymmetrical panels forming the train and bustle at the back. The bustle is set high and forms a series of irregular pleats below the fixed waistband. Fastening at proper left back with a metal hook and button combination, the skirt is fully lined in pale pink acetate.