Collection Online
silk, rayon, cotton, metal
(a) 155.5 cm (centre back) 35.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 35.4 cm (centre back) 36.8 cm (waist, flat) (camisole)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
(a) label, inside centre back, woven black on white synthetic fabric: CHANEL / BOUTIQUE / CC (monogram)
(b) label, inside left seam, woven black on white sythetic fabric: 100% PURE SILK / DRY CLEAN ONLY
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation from the wardrobe of Mrs Mavis Powell by her daughter Mrs Angela Wood, Fellow, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Red chiffon evening dress with a low mandarin collar with floating ties and long sleeves. The dress is pleated overall and highlighted with two deep flounces around the neckline and centre front, fastening along the centre front with 5 covered buttons and 1 covered button on each cuff. The skirt has an attached red silk lining and it is worn with a red silk camisole top.