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1986 wedding dress (2002.27)

Object Name: wedding dress

Artist/Maker: Marc Bohan at Christian Dior, Paris
Role in production: designer
Place of Creation: Europe, France, Île-de-France, Paris
Date: 1986

Accession Number: 2002.27
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • taffeta
  • pleated

Two-piece wedding outfit in light-weight crisp ivory silk-taffeta. Long, loose and largely unstructured double-breasted bodice with plunging cross-over v-neck edged in a band of pleated self silk; very full gigot sleeves narrowing to cuffs; full skirt fastening over top with waistband. Separate pink silk sash with huge attached padded bow fastening with hooks and eyes centre back. Silver shoes and flower headdress with veil were worn with outfit.