Cánovas del Castillo, Antonio, 1908-1984 (designer); Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (designer)
Worn by donor, née Katherine Woodruff, at her marriage to Marshall Field, Jr. The dress was designed by Antonio Cánova del Castillo who opened the Haute Couture Department of the Elizabeth Arden Salon in New York in 1945.
Worn by donor at the wedding of her daughter Inez to Gonzalo de la Gandara in Biarritz, France, in November 1932 and also at the wedding of her granddaughter Luz de la Gandara to Count Adas Goluchowski in Madrid, Spain in December 1953.
Worn by the donor (née Louise de Marigny Dewey) at her wedding to Edward Byron Smith on May 23, 1934. The wedding was considered one of the most important events of the 1934 spring wedding season. Louise de Marigny Dewey was born on November 28,...
Florence Hooker Cheney (died circa 1905) wore this dress when she married William Cheney Jr. on September 11, 1901. Worn with bright pink satin corset (1984.503.17) and possibly also bright pink garters (1984.503.18).
Part of the trousseau of Mrs. Ebenezer Andrews, Jr. (née Helen E. Robinson) of 389 Wabash Ave., mother of the donor. The wedding took place on September 15, 1869. The gown was cut and fitted at Field, Leiter and Company.
Worn by Mrs. Henry A. Rumsey. In 1911, the Rumseys commissioned a grand home - modeled after the eighteenth-century Clifford Manor House in Warwickshire, England - on eight acres in Lake Forest, Illinois. The label on this dress states it was made...