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Dress - Cream Silk & Lace Bridesmaid's Dress

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

Description
Full-length cream silk taffeta bridesmaid’s dress. Same colour lace on the upper bodice and sleeves.
Object Registration
2020.0002
Keywords
wedding dresses, dresses, australian fashion, grace james collection
Historical information
Grace James, the creator of the items in the Grace James collection, designed and created costumes over a 19 year period (1969-1988) for her daughter Ceri. The collection of clothing ranges from evening wear to knitted garments. All the items display exemplary dressmaking skills. The designs are of the period and reflect evolving fashions of the time. Some items are copies of published designs whereas others are original creations. The collection was donated in 2006.
When Made
1950s?
Significance
While most of the items in the Fashion and Textiles Collection of the Kew Historical Society are commercially designed items of clothing, there are also items made by home dressmakers. Many of these exhibit outstanding design knowledge and technical skills. A large and important group of these items of women's clothing is contained in the Grace James collection of outfits created for the dressmaker's daughter. The items have additional significance due to information about the purpose of the creation and the date when it was constructed.
Last updated
4 Jun 2020 at 3:30AM