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Dress - Evening dress

From the Collection of Brighton Historical Society First Floor Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre (Old Brighton Town Hall) Corner Carpenter and Wilson Streets Brighton Victoria

Two-piece evening dress comprising separate bodice and skirt made of gold-coloured silk damask woven with large curvilinear design in cream. Cream tulle trim around neck embellished with beads and artificial pearls. Similar trim down centre front and around lower edge of bodice. Short puffed sleeves Neckline trimed with wide gold satin riboon and bows. Bodice is boned and fastens centre back with hooks and eyes. Gored skirt pleated into waist.
.1 - bodice
. 2 - skirt
Object Registration
george and george, evening dress, georges of collins street, 1888
Historical information
In 1880 Melbourne hosted its first major international exhibition the "Melbourne International Exhibition".
In 1888 Melbourne hosted its second major international exhibition the "Melbourne International Centennial Exhibition".
When Made
Made By
George & George (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Label, woven blue on cream, centre back bodice: QUOD FACIMUS VALDE FACIMUS, George & George Ltd / Federal Emporium / Melbourne, International Exhibition Melbourne, Costumes and Mantles
Last updated
6 Feb 2020 at 4:36PM