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Object Name Dress
Description Woman's long black and gold lurex dress.
Fabric: Synthetic. Raised orange gold floral sprays in lurex on black background.

Front: Bodice has a V neckline with cross-over fronts. The right front is floating and folds to a point which is attached at the side by velcro. Under bodice is made from a black taffeta lining. There are bust and waist darts in the lining and left cross-over front. On the shoulders inside are strap keepers with domes. The long A line skirt has two smart pleats at the waist.
Black metal zip in left side seam.

Back: V neckline with centre back plastic zip extending below waist. There is a black edging to the V and a black bow at the top of the zip with hook and eye. This edging and zip looks to be a later addition. Two darts come up from the waist.

The long A line skirt has a centre back seam, two small pleats at the waist and the side seams are more around to the back than the side. Two floating panels fall from the waist, either side of centre back sea. The panels are edged with a black fringe at the bottom.

Sleeves: Small cap sleeves.

Lining: Black taffeta lining in bodice and skirt. Black organza lining for the sleeves.

Construction: Machine sewn. Raw edges turned over and machined of overlocked. Some hand hemming. Evidence of alterations - letting out darts, back zip addition.

Label: Fenn Dell Made in New Zealand
Year Range from 2000
Year Range to 2006
Catalogue Number 2012/167.01
Dimensions W-45 L-130 cm
People Minehan, Rita (Mrs)