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silk; hand-dyed, hand printed and pieced
143.5 cm (centre back)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, inside left back, woven in deep red polyester on white polyester: Vixen Australia
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The full-length dress has an open scoop back, and ties around the neck with two fine shoestring straps. The bodice is shaped with two darts at the bustline and the skirt section flares slightly from the waist. The dress is constructed from thirty-three hand-printed multi-coloured silk satin pieces. The fabrics represent a range of different print designs, machine sewn together to form an irregular patchwork. All the outer edges are finished with dark blue silk satin bias binding.