Collection Online
mohair, silk, plastic, cotton, metal
(a) 107.0 cm (centre back) 70.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat)
(b) 99.0 cm (centre back) 36.0 cm (waist, flat) (cocktail dress)
(c) 11.0 × 99.0 cm (belt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Renata Crea, 2006
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Outfit comprising coat and cocktail dress. (a) Calf-length, long-sleeved mohair overcoat featuring large squared shawl collar that fastens with one large green plastic button at the centre-front neck. The collar curves around at back neck. The inside lining is a pale green silk that matches the dress. (b-c) Sleeveless mid-length cocktail dress in pale green silk with separate tie belt at waist. Square shaped bodice featuring five small to medium pleats at the waist. The petal shaped skirt attaches to the waist with ten medium sized pleats and a curvilinear seam that begins at proper left waist and cuts down to the hem. The back features a central panel in the skirt with a zip 15cm to the proper right and two press studs and an opening in the bodice. A pleated fabric belt measures 99.0 cm long and ties up on the waist.