Collection Online
Evening dress
144.0 cm (centre back) 36.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss Irene Mitchell, 1975
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Multi-coloured striped georgette, full-length dress, with plunging V neckline, bias cut, full gore skirt, 8 sections. Fastening down the back with 16 covered buttons and loops.
In the 1930s, long horizontal lines, curving forms and absence of ornament were designed to evoke visual speed. In this Dress, colourful stripes are manipulated into sunburst sprays, while its overtly feminine form is retained through bias-cut panels.