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silk, mother of pearl (buttons)
(a) 56.2 cm (centre back) 69.3 cm (sleeve length) (shirt)
(b) 80.7 cm (centre back) 33.5 cm (waist, flat) (kilt)
Place/s of Execution
(a) label, centre back seam, woven in pale blue on maroon synthetic fabric: John / Galliano / PARIS
label, centre back seam, printed in black on white synthetic fabric: MADE IN FRANCE / Fabriqué en France / OE12054574 / (sizes international) / 100% soie silk
(b) label, inside centre back waistline, woven blue on maroon synthetic fabric: John/ Galliano / PARIS
label, inside centre back waistline, printed black on white synthetic fabric: MADE IN FRANCE / Fabrique en France / OE12035525 / F GB D USA / 42 14 40 8 / 100% Soie – Silk
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Ms Georgina Weir, Member, 2002
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
(a) Cream silk shirt with collar, long sleeves and feature of large net ruffle descending down the centre front from the neckline. The large ruffle conceals a smaller lace frill which runs vertically halfway down the centre front seam. The shirt has side darts at the front and two horizontal darts on the back panel to create a fitted line. The sleeves have long open seams to the cuff fastening. Fastening at centre front with six small mother-of-pearl buttons and concealed button holes. (b) Pale blue and cream chequered silk kilt featuring two square diamante buckles at the proper right side. Extending to mid-calf, the skirt has sewn inpleats (1.5cm) attached to a thin waistband, flaring out to a fuller shape from mid thigh. The flat front panel folds over an inner flap and features two tabs which thread through the buckle fastenings. Holding the skirt in place at the waistband are two small plastic press studs.