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Dress
(c. 1927)

Artist/s name
Medium
silk
Measurements
130.0 cm (centre back) 39.5 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
(England)
Accession Number
D254-1974
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

This indecisive handkerchief hemline peaks and dips, hinting at the floor-length hemlines that would become fashionable in the 1930s. Its light chiffon flutters easily with movement. Perfect for the tango, it combines a floral-printed textile with geometric-triangle insertions, lined with horizontal tucks. The combination of floral and geometric motifs was characteristic of the Art Deco style.

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