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Toile for dress and belt
summer 1960

Medium
cotton, metal
Measurements
(a) 87.5 cm (centre back) 39.8 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 8.0 × 73.0 cm (belt)
Place/s of Execution
France
Inscription
(a) label, inside back proper left, woven in black on white synthetic: Pierre Cardin / PARIS
label, inside back proper left, woven in blue on white acetate: MADE IN FRANCE
inscribed in ink centre front: Summer / 1960
Accession Number
D72.a-b-1980
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Margaret Price, 1980
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Shocking pink. Strapless bodice, gathered skirt, hemline continues as a draped panel at the back of low cut neck-line. Fitted underskirt, worn with wide belt. Corset, no petticoat. Sample cloth: white chiffon with hand painted leaf motif over white silk on front.