Day 150...

Unveiling the cannon

 Emerald green silk and velvet embroidered beaded evening gown.

Emerald green silk and velvet embroidered beaded evening gown.

This evening gown begins the archival process of documenting the cannon of inherited clothing, housewares and accesories that my husband and I photographed at my family's home in Lawrence Long Island over our summer vacation. This gown falls into the category of clothing that was passed onto my mother from her mother, and may very well have even been my great Aunt's.  Many of the gowns that are still in NY were passed on to my mother, and were most definitely hard for her to let go of due to their exquisite detailing and materials.  This gown is in extraordinary shape.  It is made from an emerald green velvet embroidered top with a heavy duty silk skirt.  One of the main criteria I have for saving these inherited items, is to make sure that not only are they beautiful, but that they can also stand the test of time.  This gown has check marks in both those columns.