Collection Online
synthetic fabric, viscose, Vilene, paste pearls, diamantè, metal
(a) 93.0 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 28.0 cm (centre back) 26.5 cm (sleeve length) (bolero)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Anthea Ball in memory of Mrs Gladys Ball, 2004
Gallery location
Not on display
Sleeveless ballerina length evening dress and matching bolero jacket in apricot silk cotton fabric with dark apricot floss fringing. The bodice has a rounded neckline and thin shoulder straps decorated across the surface with strands of large faux pearls and rhinestones. The full skirt is separately constructed with two small darts at centre front and is lined with a stiff yellow synthetic fabric. Fastens at centre back with a long metal zip. The matching bolero jacket has short, off the shoulder sleeves, a round neckline and fastens with four covered and two concealed metal press studs at centre front. Lined in beige coloured silk.