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Costume - Grey Silk Outfit, c.1895

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive & 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Two piece grey silk outfit comprising a tailored bodice and a very full skirt. The bodice has puffed leg-of-mutton sleeves and is heavily encrusted with large grey artificial pearls and steel beads of the period. The skirt is cut to allow for a long train at the back. Grey pearls and steel beads are similarly used on the right side of the front of the skirt. Metallic braid may have been added at a later date. The outfit has been much altered over time. There is evidence of shattered silk in parts of the garment. Printed on a strap at the waist is the label of Peter Robinson, Oxford Street/Regent Street.
Object Registration
2020.0004
Keywords
women's clothing, day dresses, fashion and textiles collection - kew historical society, embroidery
When Made
c.1895
Made By
Peter Robinson (Retailer)
Last updated
13 Jan 2020 at 1:34PM