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(c. 1925)

silk, rayon, cotton, gelatin sequins, glass beads
92.0 cm (centre back) 46.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Schofield Collection. Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria, 1974
Gallery location
Not on display
The Art Deco style traversed art and design, with a modernist preference for geometric lines and stylised motifs. It revered the machine while remembering tradition. It cited the avant-garde movements of Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism and Constructivism, while representing a life of speed and a celebration of industry with diagonal and rectilinear lines. Surfaces shimmered in reflective textiles or clashed in loud colours as in this Dress, with its stylised pink-sequined roses spliced within a black and silver chevron, below a bodice of shimmering silver diamantés.