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Tea dress
silk tulle, linen tape lace, cotton thread
214.7 cm (centre back) 32.6 cm (waist) (flat)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
label, on inner waistband, inscribed (vertically) in brown ink on silk: S7837
woven in cream on white silk: Béchoff David / Paris
stamped in ink on silk: (...illeg.)
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
The Schofield Collection. Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of David Syme & Co. Limited, Fellow, 1977
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
Full-length gown with high collar, short sleeves, and short train. It is made from off-white tulle embroidered with grey and white floral motifs. The exterior bodice is lace. Pale pink silk and silk ribbon trims the neckline, sleeves, and hemline of the skirt. Additional lace inserts also feature on the stand-up collar, and sleeves.