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Medium
silk, leather, synthetic (shoulder pads), metal (fastenings)
Measurements
(a) 61.0 cm (centre back) 44.0 cm (waist, flat) (top)
(b) 118.0 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
(c) 6.0 × 94.5 cm irreg.
Place/s of Execution
Italy
Inscription
(a) label, inside proper right neckline, woven black on white synthetic fabric: (V) / valentino / BOUTIQUE
label, inside proper right neckline, woven black on white synthetic fabric: 10
label, insider proper left neckline, woven black on white synthetic fabric: MADE IN ITALY / FABRIQUE EN ITALIE
(b) label, inside centre back, woven black on white synthetic fabric: (V) / valentino / BOUTIQUE
label, inside proper left waistline, woven black on white synthetic fabric: 10
(c) stamped on back, in gold metallic paint on black leather: (V) / valentino
Accession Number
1997.219.a-c
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Mrs Patricia Davies AM, Member 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
(a) The sleeveless top in peacock green quilted satin, decorated with rows of irregular blister shapes, outlined with machine sewing, creates the appearance of distressed ruching - with a tension between the cloth and threads. The rolled collar, sleeves and hemline edgings are in a plain peacock green satin. The top has a zip fastener down the centre back. The shoulders are built-up with large shoulder pads attached to the inner shoulder seams. (b) The full-length skirt in matching fabric, has a plain satin waistband and a slight train. The skirt has a side zip fastener. (c) A plain peacock green belt with covered buckle is worn around the waist of the top.