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Medium
viscose rayon, cotton
Measurements
156.0 cm (centre back) 56.0 cm (sleeve length)
Inscription
label, inside centre back, woven in cotton: renata / DIFFUSION MICHEL COMTE
Accession Number
1997.441
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Carolyn Fels, 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
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.