Collection Online
satin, acetate, feathers, plastic, metal, ink
148.0 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
label, inner centre front of bodice, woven in gold and red cotton on black cotton: (hawk) / STUDIBAKER HAWK / MADE IN SYDNEY AUSTRALIA.
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of David and Janelle Miles Studibaker, 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
Evening gown featuring hand screen painted design in green and gold metallic on black satin. Long line vertical panels. Large ruffled skirt in two layers over double layers of black tulle. Circling the dress at the intersection of the skirt and bodice is a lustrous band of long black feathers. The skirt features a high split at the proper left side and the ruffles are edged with wiring and wadding to create volume. The dress fastens with a long metal zip at centre back.