Featuring a very slender silhouette with an elaborate skirt pulled back and draped over a back bustle, this dress provides valuable insight into 1880s Australian designed and made fashion. The dress is significant for its connection to one of Sydney’s most prominent and leading business houses. Established in 1839, Farmers & Co remained an innovative and influential commercial and social institution in Sydney through to the 1980s.
By the 19th century weddings became increasingly more elaborate...
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