Collection Online
Day dress
silk, cotton, nylon, polyester, metal
104.5 cm (centre back) 36.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, centre back, woven in black polyester on white polyester: Elvie Hill
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Grace M. Tilley, 2003
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
Sleeveless silk cotton day dress in printed fabric of yellow and green stylised flowers on a white ground. The bodice features a scooped neckline and vertical bust darts, while the lower section comprises a bell shaped skirt with pleated hip treatment and a covered fabric buckle at front waist. The side pleating forms an arch over the gathered fabric folds at centre front. The dress fastens at the side with a long metal zip