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Evening dress
(c. 1924)

Medium
silk, metal
Measurements
120.0 cm (centre back) 50.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Australia
Inscription
none
Accession Number
D51-1977
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Barbara Atkins, 1977
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Black silk net calf-length evening dress with scoop neckline, long sleeves and dropped waist. Black silk netting features all over woven pattern of cream silk vertical strips and flower bursts. Separate lower front and back skirt attached. The hemline, lower edge of the sleeves, and attached skirt are trimmed with fine black pleated silk net ruffles. Dress fastens at wrists with press stud and is fully lined with sheer black silk georgette.