Collection Online
leather, cotton, silk
(a) 77.0 cm (centre back) 38.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 1.0 × 497.0 cm (belt)
(c-d) 33.0 × 12.0 cm (each) (leggings)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(c-d) label, sewn on inside back, woven in white cotton on black cotton: Jenny Bannister for chai
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1998
© Jenny Bannister
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The white leather mini dress has an asymmtrical shoulder line with a Sydney Opera House motif decorating the proper right shoulder outlined in matching stitching. An inverted motif also decorates the lower centre front. A long white rope wraps around the waist several times. The dress is lined in black silk. Pair of matching white leather leggings are decorated with horizontal cuts/slashing.