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(c. 1927)

silk, gelatin sequins, glass and plastic beads
102.0 cm (centre back) 45.0 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 energy and exuberance of new dances like the Charleston and The Black Bottom could be expressed easily in the loose, short fashions of the day. In the skirt of this Dress, tear-shaped paillettes are applied in vertical ribbons, each by a single thread, to quiver and gently tinkle as the wearer moved.