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Dress - Floral Print Day Dress, 1950s

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

Description
A classic 1950s sleeveless day dress featuring a narrow fitted waist and a full skirt. The v-necked fitted bodice is pleated while the full skirt has a wide gathered fold of fabric at the front. The white, green and pink fabric is a floral design with sprays of pink roses.
Object Registration
2000.0098
Keywords
australian fashion - 1950s, costumes - dresses
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.
When Made
1950s
Last updated
5 Jun 2020 at 2:27PM