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2010/20/2 Dress, wool / fabric, designed and made by Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales of Romance Was Born, worn by Cate Blanchett, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2009. Click to enlarge.

Crocheted dress by Romance was Born

Made by Romance was Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2009.

The crocheted one-shoulder dress from Australian design label, Romance Was Born is inspired by the vintage crocheted rugs popular during the 1960s and 1970s craft revival. Shown at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Spring/Summer, 2009/2010 as part of the Doilies and Lace collection it is typical of Romance Was Born’s whimsical take on traditional craft techniques. Designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett focused on a range of textile techniques including crocheting, knitting, embroidery and beadi...

Summary

Object No.

2010/20/2

Object Statement

Dress, wool / fabric, designed and made by Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales of Romance Was Born, worn by Cate Blanchett, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2009

Physical Description

Assymetrical dress made from a handmade crocheted rug of woollen multi-coloured squares. The dress has one sleeve and a ruffled assyemtrical neckline featuring a black woollen ruffle and is lined with flesh-coloured fabric at the neck. The hem and single cuff of the dress also feature a black woollen, tiered ruffle.

Marks

Black and silver fabric tag attached at neckline with the label name 'Romance Was Born'.

Production

Notes

The dress was designed by Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales of Australian Fashion label, Romance Was Born, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 2009.

History

Notes

The dress was worn by Australian actress Cate Blanchett to an opening at the ACMI in Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in 2009.

Romance Was Born presented their first show entitled 'Weird Science' at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week fashion week in 2007.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2010

Acquisition Date

13 April 2010

Cite this Object

Harvard

Crocheted dress by Romance was Born 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 October 2019, <https://ma.as/406094>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/406094 |title=Crocheted dress by Romance was Born |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=18 October 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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