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silk, cotton, cuprammonium (rayon), metal, plastic
134.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat)
Accession Number
Australian 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
Full-length, black silk dress with long sleeves. The bodice features a turn down collar, attached false waistcoat and cuffs of cream satin with black velvet pinstripe. The neckline, armholes and hemline is decorated with hand embroidered French knots in black silk thread. The overskirt has an attached cummerbund decorated at rear with six covered buttons and a floating panel. Four black plastic buttons decorate centre front and each cuff. The dress fastens along the proper left side with a series of hooks and loops and snap fasteners.