Collection Online
wool, acetate
102.0 cm (centre back) 35.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
label, inside back neck, woven in red on navy polyester: MARTIN GRANT / paris
label, inside back neck, woven in white on black polyester: S
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2007
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Black wool dress featuring a wide square neckline which curves upwards to the back neck. The front bodice has deep vertical bust darts from the waist and the back bodice is constructed from two panels, seamed horizontally. The sleeves are cut with fullness in the lower part of the arm, which is pleated into a deep fitted band. The knee-length straight skirt has a centre back vent at the hem. The dress is fasted at the centre back with an invisible zip and is fully lined with black acetate.