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outfit, cocktail

Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Description
    outfit, cocktail, dress with matching hat, short sheath dress in cream lace re-embroidered with pink and cream silk braid sewn into a decorative floral pattern, fully lined with cream silk satin, short sleeves with scalloped edge, scalloped hem, wide scoop neckline, padded at bust and shoulders, darts to front and back for shaping, small kick-back slit to centre back, zipper centre back, hat is close fitting dome shape, brimless with softly draped silk organza to outer in cream and pink, three large artificial roses to left proper side in pink and gold with cream silk/satin cords falling bellow, brown elastic hat strap, white silk/satin lining, hat came with large white cardboard box with Dolly Vardin label to lid; outfit won third place in 'Fashion in the Field', Boxing Day Races, Ellerslie, Auckland, 1994
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  • Accession date
    28 March 2001
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  • Credit
    gift of Jacqueline McClew, Auckland, 2000.84.6
  • Production
    PATRICK STEEL (fashion house) (designer-maker)
    DOLLIE VARDIN (millinery house) (milliner)
    Auckland City
    Elizabeth II (1952 -), House of Windsor, English reign
    machine stitched
  • Signature/marks
    • Patrick Steel/Couture  (designer's label)
    • Hand Made Millinery by/Dolly Vardin/106 Jervois Rd Ponsonby Auckland/Phone 360 1599  (manufacturers label)
  • Consists of
    • .2 - hat › hat elastic
    • .1 - dress › lace
      lace, silk/satin, silk braid, silk organza, artificial flowers, hat elastic, cardboard
    • .1 - dress › braid
    • .2 - hat › unknown
    • .2 - hat › organza
    • .3 - box › cardboard
    • .1 and .2 › satin
  • Dimensions
    • .1 - dress length of back (approximate) : 820mm
      (dress: l 820 mm back, l 505 mm zip, w 335 mm across waist; hat: h 160 x w 150 x d 230 mm; box: h 260 x w 450 x d 460 mm)
    • .1 - dress width across waist (precise) : 335mm
    • .3 - box height x width x depth/length (precise) : 260 x 450 x 460mm
      (including box lid)
    • .2 - hat height x width x depth/length (approximate) : 160 x 150 x 230mm
    • .1 - dress length (precise) : 505mm
  • Classification
  • Record created
    28 March 2001

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