Historical information

The Fashion & Design collection of the Kew Historical Society includes examples of women’s, men’s, children’s and infants’ clothing from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Items in the collection were largely produced for, or purchased by women in Melbourne, and includes examples of outerwear, protective wear, nightwear, underwear and costume accessories.

Physical description

Black silk velvet waist length evening jacket with beige silk lining. The jacket closed with a single large button at the front. It features narrow cuffs. The jacket (and or outfit) has been dated to the 1930s.