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silk, cotton, diamanté
(a) 22.0 cm (centre back) 37.0 cm (waist, flat) (bodice)
(b) 161.5 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
couture no. 90589
(a) label, inside waist, inscribed in ink on woven tape: PARIS / J. WORTH / PARIS
inscribed in ink on reverse: 90589
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Lady Nicholson and her daughter, 1951
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
A ball gown comprised of two parts, a separate bodice and skirt. Both pieces are cut from pale pink satin woven with large Christmas Lily motifs. The Christmas Lily motifs are woven with white flowers, yellow central highlights, and pale green leaves. Both the bodice and the skirt feature inserts of lace highlighted with paste diamantes and chiffon finishing.