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  • Beaded Ice Blue Satin Wedding Gown with Scalloped Train, 1938

    Ice blue satin wedding gown, which according to the designer, was "inspired by the simplicity of ancient Grecian art." The gown has beaded decoration at the waist in an acanthus leaf pattern and a four-and-a-half yard scalloped train. Frances Dodge, for whom the gown was made, also wore a veil of ice blue illusion bound with blue satin held in place with a tiara of illusion decorated with seed pearls. According to Aubrey Eads, president and spokesperson for Peggy Hoyt in 1938, "The procession…

  • Three Piece Taffeta Party Dress with Lace Jacket, 1938

    Three piece rose taffeta party dress. Neck of dress is accentuated with rose lace and lace flowers. Over jacket of white re-embroidered lace and gold threads in bolero length. Additional accent of rose lace attached to shoulder. Dress has pink slip. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Embroidered Net Party Dress with Layered Skirt, 1938

    Black net dressy-dress with layered skirt. Outer skirt and neckline embroidered in black with padded leaf-like accents. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.

  • Satin Crepe Dinner Dress with Beaded and Embroidered Bodice, 1938

    Black satin backed crepe dinner dress with a bodice of black chiffon embroidered in silk and beaded in jet beads. Emphasis is given to the back with bows of crepe creating a custle effect. This garment was owned by Matilda Dodge Wilson (October 19, 1883 – September 19, 1967),who was the wife of John Francis Dodge (October 25, 1864 – January 14, 1920), co-founder of the Dodge Motor Car Company in Detroit, Michigan.