Collection Online
109.0 cm (centre back) 35.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Kaiser Bequest, 2000
Gallery location
Not on display
The dress is made with cream interfacing linen. The body of the dress features a curving welted seam that runs from the centre back neckline to the right hem edge. The short sleeves are shaped differently, one sleeve has a prominent horizontal dart, while the other is plain. The collar is formed by linen wrapped and tied around the neckline like a crushed piece of paper and sewn into place. The dress fastens at the proper left shoulder with a row of three at the proper left shoulder with a row of three metal press studs and at the proper left side seam with a zipper. The dress has a raw lower edge, shaped in an assymetric curve.