Collection Online
linen, silk
110 cm (centre back) 34.5 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Rosslynd Piggott, 1999
Gallery location
Not on display
Dress in dark blue linen with three-quarter length sleeves and a fitted waist. Collar with notched lapels; the underside lined with white linen. The skirt section has a series of box pleats of irregular lengths, which fall lower at the centre back than centre front. The dress fastens at the centre front with seven shank buttons, covered with black silk grosgrain fabric. The centre back shoulder section has a long horizontal opening, buttoned in the centre with a matching button and linen loop, the fabric draping open on either side of this fastening.