Collection Online
silk, acetate, nylon, metal
(a) 51.0 cm (centre back) 37.0 cm (waist, flat) (corset)
(b) 147.0 cm (centre back) 39.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2001
© Public Domain
Gallery location
Not on display
The wedding dress comprises a corset bodice and matching skirt of matt gold silk satin. (a) The sleeveless bodice features a stomacher panel forms a point at the centre front edge. Fastening at centre back with a concealed zipper end metal hook, the bodice is lined with a combination of gauze and silk satin panels. (b) The full-length skirt is constructed with a straight front panel and complex series of four curved and asymmetrical panels forming the train and bustle at the back. The bustle is set high and forms a series of irregular pleats below the fixed waistband. Fastening at proper left back with a metal hook and button combination, the skirt is fully lined in pale pink acetate.