Collection Online
silk, plastic, metal
(a) 107.0 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 4.0 × 87.0 cm (belt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, proper right side seam, woven in white on black polyester: Le Louvre / Melbourne
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Elvala Ayton, 2004
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Black silk chiffon evening dress with sheer bodice; long sleeves and sun-ray pleated mid-length skirt with attached silk slip. Large frill at wrist and hem. Belt worn at waist of similar fabric. Small round plastic button at wrist. High neck with opening at centre back. Slip fastens with long zip at centre back. Fabric belt with hooks and eyelets.