Collection Online
silk, cotton, metal
(a) 110.0 cm (centre back) 29.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 89.0 cm (centre back) 34.0 cm (waist, flat) (petticoat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Kitty Howson, 2003
Gallery location
Not on display
(a) Sleeveless white lace wedding dress featuring a low scalloped neckline, full skirt and narrow waist. The dress comprises 6 vertical panels with extra darts at the front and back waist and is decorated with a long wide pale blue satin ribbon which wraps from the centre back to a loose peak below the bust and falls in two fringed ties down the front of the dress. The inner dress is of cream silk and features waist tapes and the skirt is reinforced with a stiff, yellow interfacing. The dress fastens with a long metal zip at centre back (b) The petticoat is simply constructed from polyester and hangs in loose folds from a narrow waistband. The underskirt fastens at the proper right with two press studs.