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outfit, evening, woman's

Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Description
    outfit, evening, woman's, dress, handbag and choker necklace, dress is Edwardian style in black machine embroidered velvet with duchess satin leg o' mutton sleeves gathered into shoulders and elbow area, broad slightly curved neckline cut to shoulder seams - straight cut at back with satin piping to edge, large duchesse satin bow with diamante band to centre at beginning of train at back, strap to underside of train to lift from floor, zipper to centre back and to inner wrists of sleeves, fully lined in silk/satin; handbag in matching embroidered velvet with gold metal clasp, opening and chain, opening engraved to inside, black satin interior; choker of diamantes to match bow on dress, plain black velvet ribbon ties
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  • Accession date
    28 March 2001
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  • Credit
    gift of Jacqueline McClew, Auckland, 2000 collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2000.84.1
  • Production
    Colin Cole (couturier)
    Auckland City
    Elizabeth II (1952 -), House of Windsor, English reign
    machine embroidered
    machine stitched
  • Signature/marks
    • Colin/Cole/Made in N.Z.  (designer's label)
    • NELD/Imported Swiss Fabric  (manufacturers label)
  • Consists of
    • 0 - Whole › velvet
      velvet, silk/satin, diamante, metal
    • dress/bag › satin
    • dress/choker › rhinestone
    • .2 - handbag › metal
  • Dimensions
    • .1 - dress length of back (approximate) : 1645mm
      (dress: l 1645 mm back, l 1405 mm front, l 715 mm sleves, w 360 mm shoulders, h 120 x w 210 mm bow; handbag: h 115 x w 210 x d 50 mm; choker: l 293 mm diamantes, l 285 mm ties)
    • .1 - dress length of sleeve (approximate) : 715mm
    • .3 - choker necklace length (precise) : 293mm
      (diamantes only)
    • .2 - handbag height x width x depth/length (approximate) : 115 x 210 x 50mm
    • bow height x width (approximate) : 120 x 210mm
    • .3 - choker necklace length (approximate) : 285mm
      (ribbon ties)
    • .1 - dress width across shoulders (approximate) : 360mm
    • .1 - dress length of front (precise) : 1405mm
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 03 Personal Artifacts (Category)
    › Clothing (Classification)
    › Main Garments (Sub-classification)
    › Ensemble (Primary Term)
  • Record created
    28 March 2001

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