Collection Online
Medium
acetate, viscose, silk, metal (hooks and eyes), plastic (fastening)
Measurements
(a) 66.6 cm (centre back) 37.2 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 90.5 cm (centre back) 41.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
Place/s of Execution
France
Inscription
(a) label, centre back neckline, woven in blue polyester on maroon synthetic fabric: John / Galliano / PARIS
label, centre back neckline, printed in black on white synthetic fabric: MADE IN FRANCE / Fabrique en France / 9E12020110 / F GB D USA / 42 14 40 8 / 68% Acetate – Acetate / 32 % Viscose – Viscose/ DOUBLURE – LINING / 100% Soie – Silk
(b) label, centre back seam, woven in pale blue polyester on maroon synthetic fabric: John / Galliano / PARIS
label, centre back seam, printed in black on white synthetic fabric: MADE IN FRANCE / Fabrique en France / 9E12020110 / F GB D USA / 42 14 40 8 / 68% Acetate – Acetate / 32 % Viscose – Viscose / DOUBLURE – LINING / 100% Soie – Silk
Accession Number
2002.230.a-b
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Ms Georgina Weir, Member, 2002
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
(a) The short, fitted jacket features a low scooped neckline with a rolled collar fastening at centre front with a single covered button. Constructed with a series of vertical panels, the two front panels rise at the hemline to meet the collar insert. The jacket's short cap sleeves are rounded over the shoulder originating from the top of the collar and finishing in two extremely long fabric ties. These lengths form a criss-cross binding around the bare arm, descending to a knot at the wrist and are cut from the same piece of fabric as the sleeves. (b) Sleeveless, dusky pink, acetate dress featuring a scooped neckline and hourglass line. The dress comprises seven vertical panels with a slit at the centre back hemline and fastens with a long zip at centre back from neckline. Lined with pale pink silk it is worn with a matching jacket.