Wedding Dress

Production date
1964
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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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.
Classification
CH classification COSTUME Wedding woman
CH classification COSTUME ACCESSORIES Hat Accessories bonnet veil
Measurements
Waist 660
Waist to hem 975
Hem width 920
Sleeve length 580mm
Media/Materials description
Dress: white silk shantung.
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.
Registration number
H48180.1

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