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Midnight boots
2003 {spring-summer, Objet trouvé collection}

leather, metal, cotton
(a-b) 34.3 × 8.3 × 23.8 cm (each) (boots)
(c-d) 31.0 × 16.9 × 5.5 cm (each) (leggings)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
(a-b) stamped on base of sole: (iron cross) / DONNA - MAY / BOLINGER
stamped in white ink on base of sole: LAVORATA / A MANO / MADE IN ITALY / 37½
(c-d) label, inside lining, inscribed in silver leaf on leather: (iron cross) / DONNA - MAY / BOLINGER
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2003
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
(a-b) Boots of black calf skin with black kid toe cap. Reaching to mid-calf, the boots feature a covered stiletto heel and pointed toe. A long zip runs the entire length of the inside leg and features a small metal token with the designer logo. The boots are lined in candy pink soft leather. (c) Legging with photographic print featuring a dense collection of curios and collectables such as antique buttons boot hooks, perfume bottles, jewellery and tapestry. Lined with leather the legging sits over a boot, revealing the top line of the boot and lower section of the foot. The piece fastens with a black leather strap and buckle beneath the instep and a long metal zip running the entire length of the inside leg.