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1967 wedding dress (2001.127)

Object Name: wedding dress

Artist/Maker: Pierre Balmain, Paris
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, France, Rhône-Alpes, Savoie, Aix-les-Bains
Date: 1967

Accession Number: 2001.127
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • gazaar
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Technique
 
Description

Wedding outfit in white silk gazaar with trumpet sleeves and beaded crystal trim at neck and cuffs; high waist with 2 bows trimming centre front; separate underskirt; associated gloves and headdress.
Worn by Danielle Waite (nee Leger) - wedding at St Jean de Maurienne, Savoie May 1967. Family had connection with Pierre Balmain who had a shop in Aix les Bains and was born in the area.