Bridesmaid's Dress and Petticoat
Worn at Grace Kelly's Wedding, April 19, 1956

Designed by Joseph Hong, American, 1930 - 2004. Commissioned through Neiman-Marcus, Dallas, founded 1907. Made by Priscilla of Boston, founded 1950. Worn by Mrs. Joseph S. Rambo(then Maree Frisby Pamp).

Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America

Date:
1956

Medium:
Yellow silk organdy over yellow silk taffeta

Dimensions:
Center Back Length (Dress): 75 1/2 inches (191.8 cm) Center Back Length (Petticoat): 43 inches (109.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1997-117-3a,b

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Joseph S. Rambo, 1997

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Label:
For her bridal party, Grace Kelly selected a design by Joseph Hong, a young designer from California who had worked for Neiman-Marcus for only a few months. Hong saw the royal wedding as a modern-day fairy tale and envisioned simple yet romantic dresses with a modern twist. The bride's favorite color, yellow, was chosen for the bridesmaids' dresses; the shade, called "Sunlight," provided a pleasing contrast to the grayness of Monaco's cathedral. Made of sheer silk organdy over a built-in strapless taffeta underdress, the dress features a high neck, pleated sash, full bishop sleeves, and a wide, petticoat-supported skirt that flows gracefully into a short train.