Australian Made:
100 Years of Fashion

Key works

  • BUCKLEY & NUNN LTD, Melbourne (manufacturer and retailer)
Evening dress (c. 1907) (detail)


silk, cotton, metal, glass (beads), gelatine (sequins), baleen
(a) 27.5 cm (centre back)
41.0 cm (waist, flat) (bodice)
(b) 139.0 cm (centre back)
38.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss L. Kelly, 1970
D14.a-b-1970

    BUCKLEY & NUNN LTD, Melbourne (manufacturer and retailer)
    Evening dress (c. 1907) (detail)
    silk, cotton, metal, glass (beads), gelatine (sequins), baleen
    (a) 27.5 cm (centre back) 41.0 cm (waist, flat) (bodice) (b) 139.0 cm (centre back) 38.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Miss L. Kelly, 1970
    D14.a-b-1970

  • BERIL JENTS, Sydney (fashion house); Beril JENTS (designer)
Evening dress and stole (c. 1955) (detail)


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 x 79.0 cm (stole)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2008
2008.21.a-b

    BERIL JENTS, Sydney (fashion house); Beril JENTS (designer)
    Evening dress and stole (c. 1955) (detail)
    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 x 79.0 cm (stole)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased NGV Foundation, 2008
    2008.21.a-b

  • Hall LUDLOW (designer); HALL LUDLOW, Melbourne (fashion house); UNKNOWN
Evening gown 1954 (detail)


silk, Vilene, acetate, nylon, polyester, metal, cotton
(a) 130.0 cm (centre back)
33.0 cm (waist, flat) (evening gown)
(b) 114.0 cm (centre back)
33.0 cm (waist, flat) (petticoat)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Adrian Lowe, 2005
2005.81.a-b

    Hall LUDLOW (designer); HALL LUDLOW, Melbourne (fashion house); UNKNOWN
    Evening gown 1954 (detail)
    silk, Vilene, acetate, nylon, polyester, metal, cotton
    (a) 130.0 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat) (evening gown) (b) 114.0 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat) (petticoat)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Mrs Adrian Lowe, 2005
    2005.81.a-b

  • LA PETITE, Melbourne (manufacturer); Pat RODGERS (designer)
Cocktail dress (c. 1955) (detail)


silk, wool, cotton, metal, acetate
116.0 cm (centre back)
31.0 cm (waist, flat)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mr J. O. Wicking, 1999
1999.448

    LA PETITE, Melbourne (manufacturer); Pat RODGERS (designer)
    Cocktail dress (c. 1955) (detail)
    silk, wool, cotton, metal, acetate
    116.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of Mr J. O. Wicking, 1999
    1999.448

  • YEOMAN & CO., Melbourne (attributed to)
No title (Young woman), carte-de-visite (1885-1890) 


albumen silver photograph
13.5 x 9.0 cm (image)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of C. Stuart Tompkins, 1972
PH197-1972

    YEOMAN & CO., Melbourne (attributed to)
    No title (Young woman), carte-de-visite (1885-1890)
    albumen silver photograph
    13.5 x 9.0 cm (image)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Gift of C. Stuart Tompkins, 1972
    PH197-1972

  • STEPHEN SPURLING, Launceston
No title (Young woman leaning against a sofa), carte-de-visite (c. 1880) 


albumen silver photograph
9.3 x 5.6 cm (image and sheet)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by John McPhee, Member, 2003
2003.396

    STEPHEN SPURLING, Launceston
    No title (Young woman leaning against a sofa), carte-de-visite (c. 1880)
    albumen silver photograph
    9.3 x 5.6 cm (image and sheet)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Presented through the NGV Foundation by John McPhee, Member, 2003
    2003.396