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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

Description
A full length slim fitting gown of gold metal thread and black thread self wave design fabric. The dress features a shawl collar, vertical pleat bodice, three panel, peaked front skirt. The dress secures with press studs at the centre front for modesty with a full left side opening secured by press studs. The sleeve features a front and back seam creating a squared shoulder head with fullness that is pleated in centre on the arm. the sleeve length is above the elbow.
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Object Registration
T0109
Keywords
lisa ho, lisa ho collection, 1930s fashion, di reidie
Historical information
Purchased in 2012 by Di Reidie from the “Lisa Ho Collection” auction – Di wishes she had purchased more items from this significant collection when it was auctioned as part of sale of assets due to the business falling into deep debt. The collection had been used as a source of design inspiration, particularly for print by Ho in her highly successful fashion business for many years and featured significant clothing items collected from around the world. “Lisa Ho Collection” auction catalogue.
When Made
c.1930s
Significance
Di Reidie was a volunteer and president of Brighton Historical Society from 1999 - 2016. Originally from New Zealand, Di and her family have lived in Male Street, Brighton for many years and been active community members. During her time at BHS, Di has contributed significantly to the establishment, preservation and promotion of the Costume collection as well as the Brighton Historical society as a whole. Di was also a vintage clothing dealer and amassed her own significant costume and ephemera collection.
Lisa Ho was a Sydney based fashion designer and fashion label. The label won many awards and enjoyed significant financial success for many years. In unfortunate circumstances it closed in 2012 with considerable debts after growing from humble beginnings in 1982 and becoming a considerable force in the Australian fashion industry. The Lisa Ho Collection of vintage goods were auctioned to recuperate funds. The collection had been a source of design inspiration for Ho and featured many significant Australian and International fashion items.
Last updated
2 Sep 2019 at 8:53PM