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Object Name Dress, Wedding
Date 2005
Title Crystal Belle
Description Wedding gown; off-white silk satin organza. Strapless; empire waist, with scalloped "bias swags" on the bodice and hemline. Embellished with silver embroidery and tiny sequins, raised roses, and crystal filigree; 47 covered buttons up the train. Back zipper closure. "Bias swags" are three tiers of 0.5" loose folds starting at center bodice and wrapping around to a dropped V in the back; swags on skirt are o.75", 2", and 3.25" stacked tiers that peak at side seams and center back. Bodice has 6 stays in front and 4 stays in back for structure. Underskirt has two tiers of stiff gathered netting attached to inner lining. Labels: "Crystal Belle", "Matthew Christopher", "Size 10", and care instructions.
Object ID 2011.1.3
Provenance Donated by designer Matthew Christopher Sobaski, an Iowa State University alumnus, specifically for the exhibition, "Weddings in the Heartland", Spring 2011.