- (a) 126.0 cm (centre back) 33.5 (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 41.0 cm (centre back) 73.0 cm (sleeve length) (bolero)
(c) 88.0 cm (outer circumference) 14.2 cm (height) 14.0 cm (depth) (hat)
- Place/s of Execution
- London, England
- Accession Number
- International Fashion and Textiles
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
- Gallery location
- Not on display
- (a) The dress in cotton has an overall printed pattern of red love hearts pierced with an arrow, entirely covered with white polka dots on a plain brown ground. Styled with short capped sleeves, a V-neckline, and a cut-away back, the dress has a wide waist band panel with the skirt constructed from four flared panels. The dress fastens down the centre back with a zipper.
(b) The matching bolero overlays the dress like a fitted cropped bodice. The V-neckline plunges to under the bust-line where it fastens with a single covered button. The bolero has full-length sleeves that are pleated and padded at the shoulder, and deep cuffs fastened with three covered buttons. The garment is shaped close to the body with a half-belt attached to the back, threaded through two loops.
(c) The matching hat has a dome shaped crown, made from two panels. The stiffened brim slopes away from the crown. Lined in brown polyester, the brim is also reinforced with brown grosgrain ribbon.