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Medium
cotton, metal, acetate
Measurements
116.5 cm (centre back) 32.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
2008.573
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased 2008
Gallery location
Gallery 2
Ground Level, NGV Australia
Description
Long cotton dress in red, white, and black Samoan screen-printed fabric. The forties influenced dress features an off the shoulder V neckline with pleated over-bodice, large puff sleeves and a long narrow skirt with peplum, forming an extended ruffle down side seam to hem. Split at rear back of skirt and fastens with a long metal zip down centre back. Fully lined with black acetate.