Thursday, April 7, 2011

#106 1860's Got Style.

Earlier in the week my friend Eva sent me a link from Augusta Auctions.
What followed was a long discussion with Mr N about why , when we are already married, I 'needed' another wedding dress, & why he needed to build said dress it's very own room.
Sounds like crazy person talk? Reserve judgment until you've seen this dress I say...

According to the website this breathtaking piece (seriously, I get a little breathless) which is currently in the Brooklyn museum is handmade bobbin & Pt de Gaz needle lace c. 1860-1870 (!) possibly a veil remade into wedding gown (!!!) c. 1940, has a fitted sleeveless bodice, full open-front, skirt w/ train & a cream underdress.
They neglect to mention that it is made by the fairies of awesomeness...




Can. You. Breathe.
  • Sure, the measurments of 34/24 are likely to remain a thing of my pre baby past, but you couldn't risk wearing something as divine as this in any case so that's ok!
  • The low estimate for auction is $1000 & the high estimate is $1500. 
  • THAT is what you call real crazy person talk people. I don't think it could possibly go for so little, it will be interesting to keep an eye on...

On a final note, if this jaw dropping gown is indeed a veil remade into a dress as suggested, can you even begin to imagine what the dress that went with the original veil looked like?



  1. Thank you for posting this dress, we loved reading your thoughts on it! If you haven't already, please follow us on facebook, we post lots of pictures from our collection!
    Take care!