Collection Online
polyester, acetate, feathers
(a) 76.0 cm (centre back) 63.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 55.0 cm (centre back) 34.5 cm (waist) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Rosslynd Piggot, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The double-breasted jacket of black polyester with a 'crinkled' surface treatment is cut to sit below the hipline. It has a wide notched lapel and a wide cummerbund-style belt fastening with two self-covered buttons and held in place with four floating belt loops. The jacket fastens with three sets of buttons and has a deep pocket with flap on each side panel. The matching skirt has a narrow yoke and fixed waistband and features a deep decorative hemline of black feathers.