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Evening dress
(c. 1935)

Artist/s name
Medium
silk
Measurements
144.0 cm (centre back) 36.0 cm (waist, flat)
Accession Number
D29-1975
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss Irene Mitchell, 1975
Gallery location
Not on display
About

In the 1930s, long horizontal lines, curving forms and absence of ornament were designed to evoke visual speed. In this Dress, colourful stripes are manipulated into sunburst sprays, while its overtly feminine form is retained through bias-cut panels.

—text from Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion (Jan 1970)