Collection Online
tape measures, zipper
142.0 cm (centre back) 34.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, inside centre back, woven in black on white: Tragedy
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1994
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Long dress with V front neckline made from 93/94 tape measures, the outside of the dress printed with the British measurement unit and the inside with the Metric measurement unit, the brass end of the tape measure line up down the centre front forming a vertical line disguising the front zipper fastener and creating a contrast to the horizontal lines of tape measures which are seamed at 7 vertical points, leaving slight gaps horizontally.