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Registration Number: H48180.1

Name or Title: Wedding Dress

Classification: CH classification COSTUME Wedding woman
CH classification COSTUME ACCESSORIES Hat Accessories bonnet veil

Brief Description: Bridal gown in white silk shantung featuring an empire line, tight fitting sleeves and a double triangular train. The dress is embellished with pearls and seed beads.

Collection: Social History
Gwen Gillam

Production Place: Brisbane/Queensland/Australia

Production Date: 1964

Materials: Dress: white silk shantung.

Measurement : Waist 660
Waist to hem 975
Hem width 920
Sleeve length 580mm

Signature/Marks: Gwen Gillam

History and Use: This white silk shantung wedding dress was designed by Gwen Gillam in 1964 for Mrs Rita Dunstone (nee McCamley) from Rockampton. Gwen also designed the bridesmaid's dresses and the outfit worn by Mrs McCamley the mother of the bride.

Gwen Gillam was one of Queensland’s leading dress designers of the 20th century, reaching the peak of her career in the 1950s-1970s. Not only a skilled designer, she offered her clients a ‘whole look’, which included elegant accessories imported especially by her salon.

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