Evening Dress, women’s, metallic machine lace, unknown maker, unknown place, 1920-1929

Made 1920-1929

Evening dress, women’s, metallic machine lace, unknown maker, unknown place, 1920-1925. Gold coloured, sleeveless pull-on style. Fitted bodice with gored style, knee length skirt with scalloped hem. V-neckline front and back, tapered shoulders straps with narrow gold mettallic braid straps with press stud fastenings join front and back straps at shoulder. Dress is pieced from 3 different types of metallic thread machine made laces. Body of the dress cut from silver metallic thread on a soft blac...

Summary

A7275
Evening dress, women's, metallic machine lace, unknown maker, unknown place, 1920-1925. Gold coloured, sleeveless pull-on style. Fitted bodice with gored style, knee length skirt with scalloped hem. V-neckline front and back, tapered shoulders straps with narrow gold mettallic braid straps with press stud fastenings join front and back straps at shoulder. Dress is pieced from 3 different types of metallic thread machine made laces. Body of the dress cut from silver metallic thread on a soft black silk ground with hexagonal honeycomb mesh. Gold metallic thread with large abstract ground and abstract design from lozenge shaped panels inset into the bodice and skirt. Wide gold metallic lace border with floral motif and scalloped headside border forms the hem band. Neck and sleeves bound with narrow gold metallic thread braid.

Gold, black and silver loose waisted net evening dress. Australia. c. 1920. (LC).

Dimensions

1020 mm

Production

1920-1929

History

The blue file says this object came from the costume department at the Nimrod Theatre, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Nimrod Theatre

Source

Gift of Wade, Ms Anna And Ward, Ms Lindy, 1979

Cite this Object

Evening Dress, women's, metallic machine lace, unknown maker, unknown place, 1920-1929 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 March 2017, <https://ma.as/188931>
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