Collection Online
snakeskin, plastic, fox fur, silk
(a) 131.0 cm (centre back) 34.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 283.0 × 54.0 cm (boa)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1998
Gallery location
Not on display
The full length dress has fine straps and is made in snakeskin dyed dark green. The bodice features two polycaprolactone breast plates with serrated top edges painted silver and edged along the bottom with silver coloured leather, machine sewn to the bodice. The fitted dress has detailed gores - the snakeskins are pieced to form diagonal panels accentuating the body shape. The dress is shorter at the front with a fantail train at the back. The dress fastens down the back with a zip fastener, and it is fully lined in black silk. The matching boa in snakskin is trimmed with sixteen black fox fur tails. Two elastic loops are attached on the inside to slip the wearer arm through.