This is the V&A's first dress from Dinnigan, a leading Australian designer whose work was recently featured in Fashion in Motion of July 2000.
Historical significance: This dress is a very good example of this designer's sexy and beautifully crafted work and shows fine embroidery and beading workmanship. It is obviously inspired by the
flappers' dress of the mid 1920s and shows Dinnigan's sense of historical accuracy,
having started her career as a Costume Designer for the television.
Short evening dress consisting of a "mastic" colour silk underdress, sleeveless and attached to the shoulders with 2 thin straps and a tulle overdress beaded with floral motifs. The dress fastens on the side with 10 small buttons.