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Dress (Open robe and petticoat)
(c. 1765); altered (c. 1780)

Medium
silk, linen
Measurements
(a) 155.5 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat) (open robe)
(b) 91.9 cm (centre back) 40.0 cm (waist, flat) (petticoat)
Place/s of Execution
France
Accession Number
D7.a-b-1971
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1970
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Long robe with fitted bodice, sleeves and full skirt open through the centre front to reveal the petticoat. The robe and petticoat are both cut from light weight silk taffeta woven with blurred flowers on a stem with leaves in pink and mauve on an off white background.