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Corset and skirt
1995 {1995–96, autumn-winter Riders and Horsewomen of Modern Times (or Mad Max)}

Medium
nylon, polyurethane, spandex, zip, metal, polyester
Measurements
(a) 12.8 cm (centre back) 30.4 cm (waist, flat) (corset)
(b) 79.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Italy
Inscription
a) label, inside centre back, woven in green on black: Jean Paul / GAULTIER / FEMME / MADE IN ITALY
label, inside top side backs, woven in polyester on polyester: I 42 / D 38 / F 38 / GB 10 / USA 8
label, inside waistband at rear, printed on synthetic: AEFFE SPA (SPA on side) (underlined) / TESSCITO-STOFF / TISSU-FABRIC / 76% LANA-WOLLE / LAINE-WOOL / 24% RAYON
(b) label, inside rear waistband, woven in green on black: Jean Paul / GAULTIER / FEMME / MADE IN ITALY
label, inside right side seam at hip, printed (vertically) on synthetic: AEFFE SPA (SPA on side) (underlined) / TESSUTO - STOFF / TISSU - FABRIC / 65% POLIANNDICA / POLYAMID / POLYAMIDE / NYLON / 20% POLIURETANICA / POLYURETHAN / POLYURETHANE / QB01016537
Accession Number
1998.295.a-b
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1998
© Jean Paul Gaultier
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Black and pink trim corset top and skirt constructed from a spongy, polyurethane, spandex, nylon fabric. The fabric does not fray on the cut edge but reveals the flesh pink from the reverse side – the effect utilised to highlight construction seams. The strapless corset has two long ‘wing-like’ pieces that extend from deep side seams and train at the back. The three quarter length skirt is narrow and tapered in shape.