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cotton (cottonlace), metal, glass (beading), synthetic fibre
(a) 92.0 cm (centre back) 32.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 66.0 cm (centre back) 28.5 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
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 dress of ivory lace (pattern floral springs) backing featuring scooped neckline, A line skirt and beaded embellishments. The dress comprises 6 vertical panels with darts at front and back waist and features a wide cream coloured ribbon wrapping from side to centre front to form a bow and long ties. The dress has a scalloped neckline and armholes and fastens at the proper right side with a metal zip. The inner waist has cotton tapes and the skirt is reinforced with stiff gillew interfacing. (b) The petticoat is made of a coated polyester, has a pleated drop waist, attached to a cotton waist tape band fastening with two metal hook and eyes at back.