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Wedding outfit
silk, metallic thread, glass, cotton (velvet), metal, paper, leather, silk (satin), plastic beads
(a) 78.0 cm (centre back) 43.5 cm (waist flat) (dress)
(b) 301.0 cm (length) 69.4 cm (width, hem) (train)
(c) 186.0 × 165.5 cm (veil)
(d) 20.0 × 19.0 × 3.0 cm (head wreath)
(e) 21.3 × 18.0 × 2.0 cm (head piece)
(f-g) 12.5 × 7.0 × 24.6 cm (each) (shoes)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(a-e) none
(f-g) label, inner sole, stamped in gold: MADE BY BALLY / SWITZERLAND / EXCLUSIVELY FOR / (...illeg.) WILLIAMSON PTY LTD / MELBOURNE
embossed in sole: 4/D
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Maurice and Janet Mead, 2010
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
Wedding outfit comprising dress, train, headdress, shoes and lace veil. (a) Wedding dress of gold coloured metallic brocade woven with a web-like pattern. Long lace sleeves of white cotton and metallic gold coloured thread, fastened at wrists with metal hooks. Dropped waist with tight gathered detail on skirt at front hip level. Attached overskirt with pointed hem. Over-bodice and skirt decorated around neckline and hem with glass diamantes. (b) Train of matching gold brocade and metallic thread lace with hem of five points decorated with glass diamantes. (c) Veil of ivory coloured net with floral piece lace border and scattered sprays. (d) Semi circular head wreath of cream cotton velvet hand cut lilies on wire frame. (e) Floral spray head piece of cream cotton velvet hand cut lilies on wire frame. (f, g) Pair of ivory silk satin court shoes with beaded circular decorative piece on vamp.