Gown, Evening with Matching Stole; Garcia Gowns; c 1953; 009/077

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Moruya and District Historical Society Museum

Name/Title

Gown, Evening with Matching Stole

About this object

Full length, waisted, sleeveless evening gown, comprising black lace overlay with gold thread and cream taffeta underlay. The underlay skirt is watermarked taffeta cut on the bias with taffeta bodice. The right shoulder strap of dress features eight cream velvet and taffeta roses. The matching stole is of black lace with gold thread, ruffled ends and central gather.

Mrs Grace McVey wore this evening dress when she and her husband, Lieutenant Commander Charles McVey, were presented to HM Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Duke of Edinburgh at a reception at Government House, Brisbane, Wednesday 17th March 1954.

Maker

Garcia Gowns

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

c 1953

Period

1950s

Place Made

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Subject and Association Keywords

Highlights of the Museum

Collection

Clothing & Textiles Collection

Object Type

Textile

Object number

009/077

Copyright Licence  

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Tags

1950s
evening gown
gown

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