Collection Online
cotton (velvet), silk, shell, plastic, metal
(a) 117.0 cm (centre back) 37.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 242.5 × 53.0 cm (wrap)
(c) 79.5 cm (centre back) 33.5 cm (waist, flat) (slip)
(d-e) 9.0 × 8.5 × 3.5 cm (each) (ornaments)
(f-g) 10.5 × 10.0 × 4.0 cm (each) (ornaments)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Rosslynd Piggott, 2006
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
(a) Sleeveless dress with wide neckline, fitted bodice and full long skirt panel in soft red velvet. Constructed with 16 vertical panels (8 front, 8 back) and fastening at the centre back with a concealed zip. Fully lined in pale pink silk. (b) Wrap in soft red velvet, with a pale green velvet insert lining on the reverse. (c) Slip of tiered double layer on candy pink organza with waistband of deep pink silk. Fastening at centre back with two buttons with fabric loops (one plastic, one shell) (d–g) Four detachable camelia-shaped dress ornaments in soft red cotton velvet. Two large in size, they are all designed to fasten to the dress at the shoulder with a metal pin fastener.