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Evening dress and bag worn by Mr V Richards

Made
Floor length A line cream silk evening dress with sleeveless bodice of gold mesh overlay and beads and bow trim under bustline. Skirt has wrap style opening at front, creating split at wearers front left. Dress fastens with metal zipper at centre back.

Handmade evening bag with pink metallic seed beads and transparent beads sewn on loose weave cotton backing in a geometric diamond pattern. Bag has chain like strap and metal frame, fastening at centre top with a twist knob decorated with …

Summary

Object No.

A8652

Object Statement

Evening dress and bag, silk / beads / metalic thread, dress made by Jinoel of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, c. 1968 / maker of bag unknown, Belgium, date unknown, worn by Mrs V Richards, Sydney, Australia, c. 1968

Physical Description

Floor length A line cream silk evening dress with sleeveless bodice of gold mesh overlay and beads and bow trim under bustline. Skirt has wrap style opening at front, creating split at wearers front left. Dress fastens with metal zipper at centre back.

Handmade evening bag with pink metallic seed beads and transparent beads sewn on loose weave cotton backing in a geometric diamond pattern. Bag has chain like strap and metal frame, fastening at centre top with a twist knob decorated with diamontes. Lined with apricot coloured silk with pocket inside.

Production

Notes

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Source

Credit Line

Gift of V Richards, 1982

Acquisition Date

21 December 1982

Cite this Object

Harvard

Evening dress and bag worn by Mr V Richards 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 October 2021, <https://ma.as/199352>

Wikipedia

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