Collection Online
cotton, lycra (velvet), polyester, acetate, transparent synthetic polymer resin, nylon
(a) 41.0 cm (centre back) 59.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 68.0 cm (centre back) 23.5 cm (sleeve length) (shirt)
(c) 68.0 m (centre back) 35.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
(d) 7.0 × 116.0 cm (belt)
(e-f) 35.5 × 12.0 cm (mittens) (each)
(g) 90.0 × 19.0 cm (tights)
Place/s of Execution
Auckland, New Zealand
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2008
© Doris de Pont
Gallery location
Not on display
The battle jacket of checked cotton is overprinted in red with a 'combs' design inspired by the work of Richard Killeen. The cropped jacket has wide lapels and is fastened at the front and cuffs with Perspex buttons featuring flora and fauna drawn from Killeen's work. The short-sleeved blue and green striped shirt has a deep V-neckline with a bias cut collar which ends in a tie at the centre front. The Cortina skirt of blue striped cotton velvet has two front patch pockets embroidered with large green-yellow butterflies and trimmed with the same fabric as the shirt. The skirt fastens with a zip at the centre back and has a centre back vent at the hem. The outfit is worn with a webbing belt threaded with Perspex segments featuring Killeen-inspired motifs, a pair of grey ribbed mittens and bright yellow tights hand-printed with black motifs of flora and fauna.