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Medium
silk
Measurements
(a) 161.0 cm (centre back) 34.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 139.0 cm (centre back) 37.0 cm (waist, flat) (slip)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Inscription
(b) label, on proper left side of slip, woven in black on white silk: CHANEL
printed black on white cotton tape on reverse: 47537
Accession Number
1995.559.a-b
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Lesley A. Little, 1995
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Red silk chiffon dress printed with black polka dots, featuring a high collar with a double row of finely pleated ruffles, the yoke outlined in a similar way, with long sleeves, the skirt made from five bands of fabric each trimmed with a single pleated ruffle, with a back tie and trimmed at the front waist with a red camellia, and a separate train attached at the back waist by press studs covered in chiffon edged with a ruffle, fastening down the back of the bodice with covered buttons and loops, separate red silk slip with shoe string straps.