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silk (taffeta), metal
(a) 150.0 cm (centre back) 35.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 87.0 × 8.0 cm (belt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, back neck lining, woven in black on white polyester: magg / Melbourne Sydney
label, back neck lining, inscribed in blue biro on reverse: $7.50
label, back neck lining, black on white polyester: PURE SILK
label, back neck lining, black on white polyester: 14
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Jann Smeaton, 2007
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Sleeveless black silk taffeta dress with wide ruffle trim around neck descending down centre front opening and around hemline. The deep V neck is fastened with a metal open-ended zip that reaches to the front waist. Attached overskirt falls open at centre front to reveal plain underskirt which is fastened with a zip in the left side seam. Bodice and overskirt fully lined with self fabric. Underskirt backed with black silk organza. Separate wide covered belt and buckle of black taffeta secured with two metal hooks and a series of corresponding metal eyes.