Collection Online
wool, acetate, metal, plastic, polyester
100.0 cm (centre back) 61.0 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Ms Janet Purves, Fellow, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
The knee-length dress is made in navy blue wool. The bodice is styled with full-length sleeves and padded shoulders, with a mandarin collar opening at the centre back. The flared skirt panels are cut on the bias. The front panel and sleeves are cut in one piece, while the back consists of two panels. Fastening at the centre back with a concealed zip and two hook and eye closures, the dress is fully lined with black acetate.