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Outfit: couture excesses
2007-2008 {autumn-winter, Soft Hard Harder collection}

Medium
wool, viscose, cotton, paint, metal, plastic
Measurements
(a) 115.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 59.0 cm (centre front) 32.0 cm (width) (beaded bodice sampler)
(c) 74.5 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat) (beaded skirt sampler)
(d) 67.0 cm (sleeve length) (beaded sleeves)
(e) 79.0 × 16.0 × 1.0 cm irreg. (beaded strands)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Inscription
(a) label, length of waistband, woven in yellow on black cotton : WWW.MATERIALBYPRODUCT.COM
(b) label, length of belt, woven in green on black cotton: mbpsofthardharder0708 return to maker www.materialbyproduct.com SHHR0708/12 sample beaded bodice panel 100% wool viscose cotton metal plastic dry clean only made in australia in the material by product workroom
(c) label, length of belt, embroidered green on black cotton: mbpsofthardharder0708 return to maker www.materialbyproduct.com SHHR0708/13 sample beaded skirt panel 100% wool viscose cotton metal plastic dry clean only made in australia in the material by product workroom
Accession Number
2007.719.a-e
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2007
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Outfit comprising sleeveless black wool Couture excesses crepe dress, beaded bodice sampler, beaded sleeves, beaded skirt sampler and beaded strands. (a) The dress features a white blotted necklace design and fastens at the waist either with a hook and bar, or it can be tied with the waist tape. (b) Beaded bodice panel - half bodice decorated with multicoloured plastic beads. Worn over one shoulder and dress. (c) Beaded skirt panel layered over the top of the dress. (d) Long sleeves connected with two tapes and decorated with multicoloured plastic beads. The sleeves are worn by placing them over the head. (e) Long necklace of strands of the same multicoloured plastic beads used to decorate the accessories.