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Custom Designed Colleen Atwood Gown and Cape Worn at 1993 Inaugural Ball

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Colleen Atwood is an American Costume Designer who has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design twelve times, winning four Oscars. She designed this gown for Mary to wear to the 1993 Clinton Inaugural Ball. Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz photographed Mary in this outfit. This strapless blush satin gown features bodice and skirt draping gathered to one side and accented with a pleated burgundy shoulder sash that continues to a full side panel train. Colleen knew the weather would be cold and so she made the coordinating full-length cape coat featuring a velvet trim.

Type Gown, Cape Coat
Period Vintage 1993, 1990s
Additional Information Dress has built-in corset with boning and padding, and a taupe silk lining.


- gown has some loose threads on the lining, some spotting on the skirt, dark spots on the burgundy bottom of the train and soiling near the hem; cape has storage odor present; some loose threads; minor wear and discoloration to frog closure.


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- 36" bust, 24" waist, 56" center back length.
- cape coat: 42" bust, 57" center back length.

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