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Outfit comprising Rapt expressions and Nectar air
1983 {winter, Sticks and Stones collection}

linen, synthetic polymer paint, cotton
(a) 113.0 (centre back) 82.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat)
(b) 124.0 cm (centre back) 70.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
Place/s of Execution
(Sydney), New South Wales
(a) label, inside right pocket, woven in blue on white: KATIE PYE / SYDNEY / AUSTRALIA
(b) label, inside centre back, woven in blue on white: KATIE PYE / SYDNEY / AUSTRALIA
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1984
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
(a) Natural linen coat, with a high collar fastening with four covered buttons, main body and sleeves cut in two pieces, sleeves with roll-up cuffs. Lined with black cotton. Coat painted overall in black and gold metallic paint with a design of large faces in a fantasy seascape. (b) Cream raw silk, scoop neckline, high waistline pleated front skirt plain at back, long flowing sleeve with an asymmetrical shape, gathered along the sleeve line at the cuff. Bodice lined with cotton.