Stories Organisations Projects About Login

Costume - Quilted Satin Bridal Coat, 1939

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive & 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Floor-length satin bridal coat with a buttoned full length opening at the front extending the length of the garment. The front of the coat is hand-quilted in an abstract design of arabesques. The buttons are covered with the same satin fabric as the coat.
Object Registration
2016.0401
Keywords
costumes, fashion & design collection - kew historical society, wedding dresses
Historical information
The bridal coat was part of a wedding ensemble worn by Peg Young in 1939. The final two images in the carousel include a wedding photograph of Peg and her husband. A letter accompanying the donation on file describes the outfit as: "Rosemary [Peg] looked very nice indeed in a simple white satin dress that made her look very tall and slim. It had trimming round the neck, down the front and on the shoulders that looked like quilting, with a little gold in it, and she wore gold slippers and a lovely lace veil, lent by Auntie Nellie. She carried a large sheaf of bright red roses." Mrs Peg Young, a Kew resident was at one stage President of the Children's Book Council of Australia. She was also a member of the Kew Historical Society. The coat was donated by her daughter, Mrs Helen Tutt.
When Made
1939
Made By
Unknown (Maker)
Last updated
23 Jan 2020 at 10:15PM