Derby Day at Flemington | State Library of New South Wales

Derby Day at Flemington

Through a sea of top hats, pith helmets and parasols, this image highlights the importance accorded to the back view of women's dresses in the late 1880s, when the bustle was in style. Lavish skirt drapery contrasts with a tightly-fitted bodice to create a fashionable hourglass silhouette.

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 > Link to catalogue record for Derby Day at Flemington by Carl Kahler link to catalogue