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APPLIED ART : COSTUME

Object Name

Dress

Maker

Duclos, Charlotte (Primary maker)
Duclos, Charlotte (maker)

Date Made

1909
1909

Place Made

France: Paris
Paris

Description

colour : black evening dress. satin slipper Worn by Mary Joy Newland (1883-19600, An American railroad heiress of Irish origin, who married the Dutch Count van Limburg Stirum et du Saint Empire (1877-1954), of one of the oldest noble families of Europe, in 1908. From 1908-12 the couple lived in Berlin where the count served in Kaiser Wilhelm's elite 'The Garde Waren' regiment. One of his forebears, Count Willem 111 married Elizabeth Richards of Rathaspeck, Co Wexford in 1802. She left a fascinating diary of her first hand experiences of the 1798 rebellion and of her life as a wife and mother . The sequins of the dress are of an early form of plastic. The unusually simple, fitted, shape would have shown off both the shimmer of the sequins and the very slim figure of Mary Joy.

Materials

silk & slipper satin

Catalogue Number

BELUM.T3003

Copyright

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