Dress - Dress Designer: Depret (French) Date: Culture: French Medium: piña cloth, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 13 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 61 in. cm) Waist (c): 25 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Elizabeth R.
Evening dress Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 61 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mae Schenck, 1963 Accession Number:
Victorian Steampunk Black Satin Corset with White & Black Bustle Skirt: corset is boned with steel boning. Has front busks (opening) and back lacing with 20 grommets. Skirt is taffeta Victorian damask black and white bustle skirt.
While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late century. This dress is a good example of the more practical century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings.