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Actual Piece: Boxed top
from Collection and Inspiration 2001

silk organza, cotton thread
43.0 × 37.0 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: 'Boxed top', 1999 (autumn/winter). The 'Boxed top' of silk organza is folded to resemble a rectangular shopping bag with handle detail. The folded garment is hand stitched in place by black cotton stitches at the interior folded edges, and again in wide red cotton running stitches around all outside edges. The front edge of the garment has a folded horizontal pleat starting 8cm from the top edge. The reverse side of the garment reveals several open pressed folds of fabric at the top and bottom sections where the original top has been folded to make up the shape of the shopping bag.