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Dress
(c. 1927)

Artist/s name
Medium
silk, gelatin sequins, glass and plastic beads
Measurements
102.0 cm (centre back) 45.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
(France)
Accession Number
D253-1974
Department
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
About

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.

—text from Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion (Jan 1970)