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Day dress
(c. 1901)

Medium
silk, cotton, brass
Measurements
(a) 41.5 cm (centre back) 29.0 cm (waist, flat) (bodice)
(b) 99.5 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
(c) 8.0 × 33.0 × 0.3 cm (collar)
Place/s of Execution
Australia
Inscription
(a) label, right armhole, inscribed in black ink on cream cotton: C53 / Fletcher
Accession Number
1333.a-c-D5
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Anonymous Gift, 1965
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Dress of lilac woven figured silk comprising bodice, skirt and separate lace collar. Bodice has a green silk ruched front panel and stand collar, fastens centre front with brass hooks and eyes. Attached cape like collar. Lilac braid trims collar and sleeves, backed in cream cotton. Gored skirt with gathers at centre back. Green woven cotton waistband with centre back opening. Skirt is backed with pink cotton. Separate cream lace and tulle collar with five bones in casings. Fastens with two brass hooks.