Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary Dress with Jacket, Worn by Elizabeth Parke Firestone, 1946

Summary

Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., cultivated a refined sense of fashion. Her fashion choices not only reflected her years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers, but also highlighted her family's social standing. Firestone wore this jacketed dress -- by American designer Carrie Munn -- to her 25th wedding anniversary celebration at New York's Ritz Hotel.

Elizabeth Parke Firestone, wife of tire magnate Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., cultivated a refined sense of fashion. Her fashion choices not only reflected her years of interest in clothing design and collaboration with world-renowned couturiers, but also highlighted her family's social standing. Firestone wore this jacketed dress -- by American designer Carrie Munn -- to her 25th wedding anniversary celebration at New York's Ritz Hotel.

Artifact

Evening dress (Garment)

Date Made

1946

Subject Date

25 June 1946

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

92.263.227

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mrs. William Clay Ford, Mrs. John F. Ball, and Mrs. William Leatherman.

Material

Silk (Textile)
Taffeta
Elastic fabrics
Sequins (Spangles)

Technique

Machine sewing (Technique)

Color

Blue
White (Color)

Dimensions

Length: 45 in  (Dress 92.263.227.1)

Circumference: 30 in  (Circumference of bust of Dress 92.263.227.1)

Circumference: 24 in  (Circumference of waist of Dress 92.263.227.1)

Circumference: 32 in  (Circumference of bust of Jacket 92.263.227.2)

Length: 13.5 in  (Center back length of Jacket 92.263.227.2)

Length: 27 in  (Sleeve length of Jacket 92.263.227.2)

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