Collection Online
cotton, metal, acetate
116.5 cm (centre back) 32.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased 2008
Gallery location
Not on display
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.