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2000 {spring-summer, 2000-01 Metamorphosis collection}

silk organza, glass beads
(a) 116.0 cm (centre back) 67.0 cm (waist flat) (dress)
(b) 45.0 cm (centre back) 57.0 cm (width across shoulders) (caplet)
Place/s of Execution
(a-b) label, centre back, woven in white on black acetate: akira
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gerstl Bequest, 2001
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
(a) The sleeveless A-line dress is constructed with four layers of organza in graduated shades of pink. Each layer has a hand cut scalloped edge, which is slightly frayed. Attached to the fourth layer is a border formed from seven layers of organza in graduated shades of pink, with hand cut scalloped edge. The dress fastens with a zipper at the centre back. (b) The caplet is made with off-white organza and has a deep curved front edge, which graduates up towards the centre back. The caplet is entirely covered with a dense layer of organza flowers formed with several layers of scalloped petals the uppermost layer stencilled with mauve and red and decorated at the centre with a cluster of red and clear glass beads and red thread. The flowers are hand stitched to the organza ground of the caplet. The caplet fastens at the centre back with a single clear plastic press-stud.