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Dress - Skirt, Part Wedding Dress, 1890s

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

Description
Very full cream silk skirt with Brussels lace used on the front and hem of the garment. At the front there is a separate panel of the same fabric. The skirt is believed to date from the 1890s.The skirt suffers from shattered silk.
Object Registration
2016.0485
Keywords
wedding dresses - 1890s
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.

This (part) wedding dress is one of a number of items donated to the Fashion Collection by Netta Fuller.
When Made
1890s
Last updated
5 Jun 2020 at 2:25PM