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1990s Badgley Mischka Wedding Dress

Description

Dress is white silk satin with lace overlay and allover beading. Beads are clear. Long sleeves are tapered and fit to the wrist with 4 round silk covered buttons and loop closures. Center back closure runs from back neckline to low hip and has closely spaced silk covered buttons and loop closures covering hidden zipper closure.

Source

HCT.2003.55.1

Date

1997-1998

Provenance

Margaret Carney was born April 30, 1949 in Iowa City, IA. She is a ceramics historian with a Ph.D. in Asian Art history, and a background in anthropology and archaeology. Margaret currently serves as curator of the Blair Museum of Lithophanes in Toledo. Her dress was purchased with the intention of being worn for her wedding to William Walker Jr. on May 1, 1999. The groom, however, got cold feet and the ceremony was cancelled three days prior to the event.This is not the end of the story, however. The couple did finally get married on December 28, 2002 in Lake Placid, New York. They wore matching moose sweaters and ice skates on the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. They had to have permission from the Olympic authorities to get married there, by a justice of the peace, because no one had done it before. Margaret and William return to the ice in Lake Placid every year on their anniversary, wearing their matching moose sweaters, to recreate the event.

Designer

Badgley Mischka

Design Elements

Set-In Sleeve, Sheath Dress

Decade

1990-1999

Color

White

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Collection

Citation

“1990s Badgley Mischka Wedding Dress,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed November 22, 2017, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/2253.

Item Relations

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