Collection Online
silk (cotton), cotton, metal, synthetic fibre
91.5 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
label, inner back neckline, printed in ink on white silk: Magg
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Kitty Howson, 2003
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Dress in printed pink, green and yellow daisy and floral silk cotton featuring short sleeves and front panel detail. The bodice has a high scooped neckline and 4 covered buttons positioned by the front panel darts. The skirt section flares from the waist and features a central box pleat also decorated with two rows of fabric covered buttons (10 total) and 4 small darts either side. At the front waist, two small bows are positioned either side of the pleated panel. The dress fastens with a long metal zip at centre back. The inner waist contains waist tapes and is lined with stiff yellow synthetic interfacing. Inside seams are bound in cotton retting.