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silk, cotton, jet
168.0 cm (centre back) 35.5 cm (waist, flat)
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Irene Mitchell, 1981
Gallery location
Not on display
The dress has an attached bolerno, has silk double-sleeves of pin-tucking, and long under-sleeves of pin tucked net. The high collar and guipure lace insertion of cream tulle decorate with embroidered flowers. The bolerno, the short sleeves, the V-shapes waist and the front skirt are trimmed with embroidered applique work in a leaf and berry pattern. The bodice around the lower neckline is trimmed with jet beads. The skirt is gored with gathered fullness at the back, edged along the hem with velvet and an internal ruffle.