Collection Online
silk, cotton, metal, glass (beads), gelatine (sequins), baleen
(a) 27.5 cm (centre back) 41.0 cm (waist, flat) (bodice)
(b) 139.0 cm (centre back) 38.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(a) label, centre front waist, woven in yellow cotton on cream silk: BN (monogram) / ROBES & CONFECTIONS / Buckley & Nunn Ltd / MELBOURNE, LONDON, & PARIS.
(b) none
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss L. Kelly, 1970
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Evening dress comprising of bodice and skirt of brown tulle over a ground of pale pink and cream organza. Bodice features short puffed sleeves. The décolletage and front of the bodice are decorated with rows of machine made lace threaded with a fine brown velvet ribbon. The outfit is decorated with small brown sequins, and the lower edge of the bodice is trimmed with pleated brown satin that simulates a sash. The bodice has 14 encased bones, a cotton ribbon waistband and is lined with pink silk satin.