Object StatementWedding outfit, acrylic / nylon / lurex / Alençon lace / crystal / bead / pearls / tulle, various makers, Italy / Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, worn by Claudia Chan Shaw, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1993
Physical DescriptionWedding outfit comprising hand-loomed white acrylic/nylon/lurex blend knit top and skirt, hat and shoes.
Worn by Claudia Chan Shaw on her marriage to Stewart White on Sunday October 17, 1993
Long sleeved top fitted to waist with deep skirted peplum to mid thigh at front and extending to knee length at back. Top features high neckline and standing collar with centre back zipper fastening concealed by appliqued lace pieces. White Alençon inserts in sleeves and an appliqued trim of black Alençon lace. The top features a hand beaded trim with 'Aurora' Swarovski crystals, 'jet' beads and pearls. The back includes knitted applique 'leaves' forming a small bustle effect. (Claudia Chan Shaw commented 'The leaves to Vivian are like feathers, a private joke for her, because in the family I am known as the little chicken.' ) Hand-beaded knit cameo trimmed with lace at neck.
Ankle length slim fitting skirt with fluted hem trimmed in black, this is over a double layer hand loomed white acrylic/nylon/lurex blend underskirt.
Fine white straw cocktail hat trimmed with black lace appliqued and draped with swathes of white tulle.
Pair of white leather, sling back mules trimmed with black Alençon lace motif on the toes. Shaped, narrow heel and buckle fastener at ankle strap.
MarksTop and skirt: white fabric label "VIVIAN CHAN SHAW/SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA".
Shoes: black fabric label "Raspini", impressed on soles "MADE BY/Raspini/6".