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dress, woman's

Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Other titles
    • gown, woman's
    • gown, cocktail
  • Description
    woman's (cocktail) gown; hand-dyed silk with mottled effect in rich hues of turquoise, green, violet, orange, indigo; with wide scoop neckline; three-quarter straight sleeves; waist slightly higher than natural; two bust darts from waistband; metal zipper opening to centre back; looped rouleau trim in same fabric to neckline and sleeve edges; lined with black silk organza; domed bra strap 'holders' sewn into shoulders of each.
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  • Accession date
    5 October 1999
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  • Credit
    gift of Pat Leary, 1999, collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum, 1999.154.22
  • Collection
  • Production
    Colin Cole (couturier)
    Auckland City
    Elizabeth II (1952 -), House of Windsor, English reign
    hand dyed
  • Signature/marks
    Colin/Cole/MADE IN N.Z.  (designer's label)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole centre back (precise) : 945mm
      (l 945 mm back, w 410 mm shoulders, l 390 mm sleeve, w 310 mm neck)
    • 0 - Whole length of sleeve (precise) : 390mm
    • 0 - Whole width across shoulders (precise) : 410mm
    • 0 - Whole neck (precise) : 310mm
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 03 Personal Artifacts (Category)
    › Clothing (Classification)
    › Main Garments (Sub-classification)
    › Dress (Primary Term)
  • Record created
    5 October 1999

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