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Day dress
(c. 1908)

silk (satin), silk
(a) 54.0 cm (centre back) 46.0 cm (waist, flat) (bodice)
(b) 102.0 cm (centre back) 35.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
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
Physical description
Black satin day dress comprising separate bodice and skirt. (a) Bodice covered with overlay of vandyked lace and satin rouleau. The bodice fastens at the left proper front. The long fitted sleeves have a length of ruched satin running down the outside and finish with black lace cuffs. There is an inner silk base to the bodice, which fastens centre front with metal hooks and eyes. (b) Gored black satin skirt decorated at lower hem with an appliqued Greek key design in velvet ribbon, with two rows of horizontal tucks above and below the design.