The Wedding Dress is Worn Twice
Claire was lucky enough to be able to get her wedding dress cleaned and boxed. Five years later she let her sister wear it but The 1984 House of Bianchi wedding dress was ruined when somebody tried to fix the sequins and pearl trim. Claire wanted to make sure we could and would take care of the wedding dress.
A Wedding Dress Preservation Made Perfect
With lace and bead work on the bodice, sleeves, and hemlines and 3-D flowers on the neckline, the dress is lovely. The veil also has lace appliques and pearls.
When we received the wedding dress, the gown had evenly yellowed but the hemline looked especially yellow. Many of the beads had been damaged and the sequins had yellowed. There were also oxidized stains on the skirt.
We started by removing the metal backed buttons. We then removed the 3-D flowers and spot treated the dress. We removed the tulle from the headpiece and soaked the gown and veil in our safe chemicals. Finally, we hand pressed the gown, the tulle for the veil and sewed the buttons back on the dress. We applied the tulle to the head piece then secured the small appliques. We finished by preserving the dress with the Museum Method.