Collection Online
silk, silk (chiffon), cotton, cotton (organdie), metal, plastic, synthetic fibres, cellophane
(a) 111.0 cm (centre back) 33.5cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 235.0 × 79.0 cm (stole)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
(a) label, right proper side seam, woven in white on grey acetate: (stylised coat of arms) / Beril Jents / ORIGINAL / Sydney
(b) none
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2008
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
(a) Ballerina length evening dress in pale green, horizontal striped, woven silk, chiffon and cream lace. The sweetheart style bodice is held by two fine shoestring straps decorated with silver and gold glass beading over each shoulder and features an overlay of metallic gold and cream, scalloped and floral lace. The lace forms a flounce overlay at the waist, resting over the full skirt at front and forming a large decorative scalloped peplum at rear. Further panels of appliqué lace descend down either side of the skirt at centre front. The bodice is fully lined in matching pale green chiffon and fastens with a short metal zip at rear. The skirt is lined with cream organdie and features an attached underskirt with tiers of cotton stiffening. (b) Matching pale green chiffon stole.