Collection Online
silk satin, cotton, acetate, metal
99.0 cm (centre back) 185.0 cm (hem circumference)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
The A-line brown silk satin cape-features narrow vertical slits at each side for armholes. The cape encircles the body with the wide horizontal opening at the neckline, and the body of the garment flaring out to the knee. Over the four face panels of the cape is a simple quilted design in a light brown cotton of large swirls, concentrated along the hemline and reaching upwards at points. The cape fastens at the rear with a short brown zip and is lined with quilted brown acetate.