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silk, synthetic fibre (tulle), metal
158.0 cm (centre back) 30.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, back inner lining, printed in black on cream silk: LUDLOW Model
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Claudia Creswick, 2002
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Fitted, floor length evening dress in cream corded lace with a fish tail in softly gathered cream tulle. The bodice features a low V neck and narrow sleeves tapering to a point with short metal zip insert at the inner waist. The back is high and rounded with a long metal zip inserted down the central seam. The lace dress attaches to a silk slip constructed with vertical boning in the bodice, moulded bra cups and grosgrain ribbon waist tapes. The tulle fish tail sits over the silk slip and a second skirt of gathered linen. It is partially covered by a gradual lace overskirt descending from the seam line.