Charlotte Engel and her intern, Juliet, discover all sorts of hidden gems. The two of them work in the historic clothing department at the New Canaan Museum in Connecticut. They shared one of their latest finds on TikTok, prompting fans of the 1986 film “Labyrinth” to take notice. The location of this unusual find? The department’s own storage!
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They went through the storage area not long ago but still somehow missed this incredible donation they received. According to their records, this extravagant dress with massive sleeves originally belonged to a woman named Mary Abbett. Her father, Leon Abbett, was the governor of New Jersey in the 19th century.
The reason this particular find had caught so much attention, however, has to do with its resemblance to the wedding dress of the character Sarah Williams.
“If you’ve seen the movie ‘Labyrinth,’ this style comes back 100 years later in the 1980s, and I can’t unsee the dress from that movie when I look at this one,” Charlotte said.
Watch Charlotte unveil and discuss this stunning dress in the video below.
@cengel199 1894 Labrynth Wedding Dress somehow didn’t make it into the wedding dress show last year! #newcanaanmuseum #historicalfashion #19thcenturyfashion #weddingdress #historicalweddingdress #clothinghistorian #1890s #gildedage #wedding #labrynth #1980sfashion #metmuseum â™¬ original sound – Charlotte Engel
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