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viscose rayon, cotton
156.0 cm (centre back) 56.0 cm (sleeve length)
label, inside centre back, woven in cotton: renata / DIFFUSION MICHEL COMTE
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Carolyn Fels, 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The full-length black jersey dress has a plunging front neckline, with a long sash tie belt at the waist that can be draped around the bodice in a variety of ways. The back panel is cutout from the shoulders to the waist, in a stylized floral form infilled with black net. A similar pattern and technique also decorate the long sleeves. The skirt is cut to cling to the body with a slight train at the back.