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Ian Thomas (1929-93)

Evening gown 1974

Silk chiffon; embroidered overall iridescent sequins, knotted yellow and orange silk and green bugle beads. | RCIN 100098

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Designed for The Queen’s 1974 visit to Australia. This vivid yellow chiffon dress with a bias-cut skirt and silk shoulder cape is embroidered with large sprays of wattle, the national flower of Australia. The Queen had worn a romantic evening gown embroidered with wattle for her first visit to Australia as Queen in 1954.