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97/303/2 Clothing outfit, comprising of dress and shoes (pair), womens, silk / leather / metal, designed and made by Rosemary Armstrong / Tea Rose / Sole Accessories, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1997. Click to enlarge.

Womens outfit by Tea Rose / Sole Accessories

Designed
Dress, womens, and pair of sandals, silk / leather / metal, dress designed by Tea Rose, sandals designed by Sole Accessories, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1997.

Dress, silk chiffon, handpainted and sprayed in dusty rose tones. Bias-cut, long straight "slip - dress", cowl neckline, thin shoulder straps, ankle length. Size 10.

Under dress/slip, long, straight, brown silk chiffon, with narrow shoulder straps, ankle length.

Sandals, pair, flat soles with narrow straps covered in brown …

Summary

Object No.

97/303/2

Object Statement

Clothing outfit, comprising of dress and shoes (pair), womens, silk / leather / metal, designed and made by Rosemary Armstrong / Tea Rose / Sole Accessories, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1997

Physical Description

Dress, womens, and pair of sandals, silk / leather / metal, dress designed by Tea Rose, sandals designed by Sole Accessories, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1997.

Dress, silk chiffon, handpainted and sprayed in dusty rose tones. Bias-cut, long straight "slip - dress", cowl neckline, thin shoulder straps, ankle length. Size 10.

Under dress/slip, long, straight, brown silk chiffon, with narrow shoulder straps, ankle length.

Sandals, pair, flat soles with narrow straps covered in brown silk, small gold metallic buckle, size 41, label: 'SOLE / ACCESSORIES'.

Marks

Dress:no marks
Underdress:Inside centre back, fabric label, grey machine embroidered lettering on ivory, 'Tea Rose', inside proper left side seam size label
Sandals:centre sock, fabric label white machine embroidered lettering on black "SOLE / ACCESSORIES"

Production

Notes

Slipdress designed by Rosemary Armstrong of Tea Rose in Sydney, sandals designed by Sole Accessories in Sydney. Fabric is handpainted and sprayed for Tea Rose in Yarramalong Valley.

Tea Rose is a label designed by Rosemary Armstrong. Armstrong (b.1948) gained her early experience about the fashion industry at the Squire Shop in Sydney's Double Bay where she worked for eight years before launching the her own label, Tea Rose, 16 years ago. In 1995 she expanded her retailing by opening a store in Double Bay. Armstrong seeks inspiration from living and working from her studio in Yarramalong Valley where she commutes to Sydney several times a week. Tea Rose is known for its ultra-feminine clothes that are made of luxury fabrics. Armstrong's beautifully made pieces are made as a limited range and often incorporate fine detailing such as handpainting, hand embroidery and beading, and hand dying, all of which is done locally in Yarramalong Valley. Armstrong prefers to build her designs around the fabric rather than vice versa and sources her fabrics from Italy, France and Switzerland. Hand dying of fabrics is also an important element to Armstrong's work. Rosemary Armstrong presented her Tea Rose collection for the first time this year at the 1997 Mercedes Fashion Week in Sydney.

Slipdress manufactured by Tea Rose in Sydney and sandals manufactured by Sole Accessories in Sydney. Both presented at the Mercedes Fashion Week in May 1997.

Date of manufacture for slipdress and sandals is 1997

History

Notes

Worn on 17 November by a model at the announcement of the designers for the 1997 Fashion of the Year project.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1997

Acquisition Date

12 November 1997

Cite this Object

Harvard

Womens outfit by Tea Rose / Sole Accessories 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 August 2021, <https://ma.as/158151>

Wikipedia

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