Collection Online
wool, rayon, acetate, polyester, plastic, metallic paint
(a) 135.0 cm (centre back) (dress)
(b) 140.0 cm (centre back) (coat)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
The sleeveless long dress in cream and dark brown wool crepe has little shaping and is cut in a severe A-line. The cream fabric forms the bodice, and is cut to partly continue below the waistline forming a bulbous configuration. This decorative device provides a stark contrast to the dark brown skirt panel. The matching coat is made from dark brown wool crepe; the single-breasted front fastens with five clear plastic buttons outlined with gold metallic paint. The coat is decorated with non-contrasting, top stitching outlining the shape of the garment, from the collar to the hem. The coat is also cut and constructed in a minimal manner. The two front pockets are formed in large circular shapes and positioned at hip level. The coat and dress are lined in cream rayon fabric printed overall with a gold metallic pattern with the designer's name.