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Evening ensemble; comprising top, skirt and wrap
(c. 1978)

Medium
silk; handpainted
Measurements
(a) 54.0 cm (centre back) 56.0 cm (sleeve length)
(b) 36.0 cm (waist) 112.0 cm (centre back)
(c) 58.0 cm (centre back) 110.0 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
France
Inscription
(a) label, sewn inside proper right side seam, woven in black on white: Chloé / MADE IN FRANCE
(b) label, sewn inside centre front, woven in black on white: Chloé / Made in France
Accession Number
2000.159.a-c
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria from the wardrobe of Mrs Mavis Powell by her daughter Mrs Angela Wood, Member, 2000
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
(a) The long sleeve top in deep aubergine and pale blue/grey coloured silk is cut on the bias. The top has a V-front neckline with a necktie fastening. The sleeves and bodice flare at the edge. The material is hand painted with a series of pink, gold and green flower and leaf motifs. (b) The full-length skirt of aubergine coloured silk is cut on the bias and is tightly gathered at the centre front waist, creating diagonal drapery across the hips. The skirt fastens at the centre back with a zip and hook closure. (c) The matching wrap is constructed of two scalloped panels joined along one edge to form a double layer. The bottom layer is pale blue/grey silk, while the upper layer is a combination of deep aubergine and pale blue/grey coloured silk, hand painted with a series of pink, gold and green flower and leaf motifs. All edges are hand finished.