Grace Kelly's Flower Girl's Dress and Underdress
Worn at Grace Kelly's Wedding, April 19, 1956

Designed by Joseph Hong, American, 1930 - 2004. Commissioned by Neiman-Marcus, Dallas, founded 1907. Made by Formals by Mary Carter, Dallas, founded 1952. Worn by Margaret Ann (Meg) Packer(then Meg Davis), American.

Geography:
Made in Dallas, Texas, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1956

Medium:
White cotton organdy with silk machine embroidery, yellow cotton organdy, and yellow silk taffeta

Dimensions:
Center Back Length (Dress): 35 1/2 inches (90.2 cm) Center Back Length (Underdress): 28 inches (71.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1963-52-2a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John B. Kelly, 1963

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For her bridal attendants, Grace Kelly chose designs by Neiman Marcus' young designer Joseph Hong. His design for the dresses of the four flower girls echoed some of the features seen in the dresses of the adult attendants and also incorporated elements fashionable for mid-twentieth-century girls' party dresses, such as very puffed sleeves and full, short skirts. This dress, worn by Grace Kelly's oldest niece, is supported by a yellow organdy underdress with three skirts. Sprigs of machine-embroidered daisies enliven the sheer white organdy fabric, and the daisy theme was continued by the small daisy bouquet and by the halo of daisies, which was substituted for the hat depicted on the flower girls in the original design.

Accessories not original.