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Dress - Cocktail Dress & Coat: Satin & Organza, 1960s

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

Description
Gold embroidered dress and organza coat, the latter held by a large button at the neck. The outfit is part of the Sartori collection donated in 2006.
Object Registration
2000.0090
Keywords
women's clothing, evening wear, evening dresses, cocktail dresses, evening ensembles, dorothea fush (nee winstanley)
Historical information
The Fashion & Textiles collections of Kew Historical Society include a number of textiles, as well as women’s, men’s, children’s and infants’ clothing from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Textiles include items manufactured or created in the United Kingdom as well as in Australia. As other cultures opened to Australian travellers in the 20th century, members began collecting and donating textiles produced in a number of other countries. Fashion (or clothing/costumes) in the collection was essentially produced for, or purchased by women in Melbourne, and includes examples of outerwear, protective wear, nightwear, underwear and costume accessories.

Historically significant and well-provenanced donations to the Fashion & Textiles Collection were made by Mabel Isola Grattan (Coombs Collection), Netta Fuller, Jillian Rigby (Weir Collection) and Dione McIntyre (McIntyre Collection). In 2018, the National Library of Australia funded a significance assessment of the Fashion Collection. The assessment confirmed the significance of particular items, as well as the collection overall.
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