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Actual Piece: Shift dress
from Collection and Inspiration 2001

silk, cotton thread
36.0 × 34.0 cm (folded)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Actual Piece: Shift dress, 1997-98 (spring/summer). Sleeveless, bias cut dress made from a screen-printed silk fabric of brilliant red background and pale pink and white circular motifs featuring cranes, pine trees and flowers. The garment has been folded into a flat square parcel with the front surface revealing the rounded neckline of the dress and a diagonal seam running across the (facing) right corner. The outside edges of the folded parcel have been hand sewn together with large loose running stitches in red cotton. The reverse side shows similar details of screen-printed illustrations and has an identical diagonal seam running across the (facing) right corner.