Italian Dress

Dress on Display in the Italian Section of the Exhibition

This dress was worn by Rosa Chiodo, the wife of Gino Chiodo, to the EPT (Electric Power Transmission) Ball at the Fraternity Club. This ball was a community event held before the Ballo was created, and was also an award night for the local soccer clubs. Gino designed the dress and a local dressmaker, Miss de Bono, made it.

" Rosa calls this the Elvis Presley dress. She wanted something with big lapels and at the time big belts were in. I found the buckle and the fabric in Sydney ." Gino