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Outfit: Brace jacket, Go west dress, Memory heart necklace and Big heart necklace
2007 {X my heart collection, summer 2007-08}

screenprinted silk, cotton, transparent synthetic polymer resin, wood, metal
(a) 56.5 cm (centre back) 41.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 3.5 × 89.0 cm (belt)
(c) 107.5 cm (centre back) 45.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(d) 22.5 × 19.5 × 1.3 cm (Memory heart necklace)
(e) 21.5 × 14.5 × 0.4 cm (Big heart necklace)
Place/s of Execution
Auckland, New Zealand
(a) label, centre back, woven in gold on red acetate: DORIS DE PONT / NEW ZEALAND / 12
(b) label, inside front, stamped in silver on brown vinyl: DORIS DE PONT
(c) label, centre back, woven in red on white acetate: DORIS DE PONT / NEW ZEALAND / 12 (white on red)
(d) etched in perspex: South / Pacific / Rhapsody
etched in perspex: KIA / ORA / COOL
etched in perspex: X MY (heart)
etched in perspex: AROHA
etched in perspex: I (heart) U
(e) etched in persex: DORIS DE PONT
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2008
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The soft unlined jacket is made of a metallic grey cotton which has been over-printed with light green stripes. It is cut with wide dolman sleeves which taper to below the elbow. The wide collar sits away from the neck and the jacket fastens down the centre front with five large red plastic buttons and is belted at the waist with a self fabric belt with a metal buckle and eyelets. The sleeveless dress is hand-printed with a design of birds, fish, fruit, and flowers in dark blue, purple and green, against a blue and white geometric background. The dress has a deep collarless V-shaped neckline and is fastened down the centre front with eight brown wooden buttons. The outfit has two necklaces featuring perspex hearts.