Collection Online
cotton, metal, synthetic fur, cotton thread, synthetic polymer paint
(a) 79.0 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat) (variable) (top)
(b) 77.3 cm (outer leg) 32.0 cm (waist, flat) (trousers)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 2006
© Katie Pye
Gallery location
Not on display
(a) Corset style top in lilac canvas with overlay of brown fishing net, blue hand-painted areas, cord lacing at sides and pink faux fur collar. The bodice forms a V-shaped panel with cord shoulder straps and matching lacing along the side edges. The top is worn over the trousers and extends underneath the crotch to fasten with a strap and ring behind. (b) Hand-dyed mauve and musk cotton mesh knickerbockers with canvas panel detail at either side. Each panel features splashes of colour; blue, pink, white and rust. The trousers are fitted to a narrow waistband with small pleats either side of CB and fasten with a short metal zip and press stud at centre front.