Collection Online
cotton, silk, synthetic fabric (lining), metal (fastenings)
(a) 94.0 cm (centre back) 28.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 5.0 × 205.0 cm (belt)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
(a) label, left seamline, woven in pink on cream synthetic fabric: Jean Patou / PARIS
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and Family through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program, 2019
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Short black strapless dress with layers of wide black cotton lace pointing upwards from bodice and downwards from waist. The lace is concentrated at the hip to create width, narrowing to hem. Silk ribbon is not original but used as belt at waist.