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Registration Number: H48823

Name or Title: Shirtmaker dress

Classification: CH classification COSTUME Daywear woman

Brief Description: A mid length shirtmaker dress made of a synthetic jersey and featuring one piece shirt collar, three quarter sleeves, a front placket opening, self covered buttons and a plaited red belt.

Collection: Social History

Production Place: Brisbane/Queensland/Australia

Production Date: 1970s

Materials: Synthetic textile, cardboard.

Measurement : Centre font length 106cms
Centre back length 110.3cms
Shoulder length 12cms
Bust approx. 84 + 10cms (size 10)
Hem width 250cms

Signature/Marks: Harvey Graham Couturier
Harvey \ Graham \ No: A368 \ Size: W \ Price: $220

History and Use: This synthetic jersey shirtmaker dress from the late 1960s is part of a collection of garments designed and made by Brisbane fashion designer and couturier, Harvey Graham. With a career spanning from the 1950s to the 1980s, Graham worked first from a workroom in Stanley Street, South Brisbane before moving to a boutique in the Brisbane Arcade in 1963. His European-influenced couturier-style garments were variously described as ‘elegant’, ‘sophisticated’ and as ‘high fashion’. He later created a line of ready-to-wear clothing.

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