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silk, lace, silk cord, polished cotton, metal hooks
188.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Marjory Lawson, 1984
Gallery location
Not on display
Full length silk ivory charmeuse with high stand up lace frilled collar, long fitted, ruched sleeves with lace inserts. The six gored skirt flares from the empire line forming a circular train. The front has a long lace insert, edged with cornelli work (appliqued cord) and four imitation buttons. The centre back bodice has twelve imitation buttons made from spiralling cord and the sleeves have four each. The back and sleeves are fastened by metal hooks. The skirt is lined with polished cotton.