Summary

Dress, light-weight synthetic fabric, with a white background with red and black dot pattern forming geometric squares. It was made by the label of Madame Serini (Irredenta Itala Serini), a post-war Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with her family in 1950. She had trained in Italy as a designer and dressmaker, and worked for fashion houses in Hobart and Melbourne before setting up her own label in Melbourne in 1959. Madame Serini became a leading prestige women's clothing designer across Australia in the 1960s and 1970s, finally closing in 1979.

Physical Description

Dress, light-weight synthetic fabric, white background with red and black dot pattern forming geometric squares. Mid-calf length. Boat neckline. Full skirt with panels of fabric cut on the cross. Centre panel is inserted in a v-shape on the front, with a lower panel forming a frill to the hem. Raglan sleeves, gathered at wrist. Small bow on upper left neckline is used to attach a separate red rosette. Belt with white sating facing has three press-studs for adjustment. There is a separate scarf in the same fabric.

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