Collection Online
cotton viscose, viscose, wool viscose, merino, polyester spandex, wool, cotton, metal
(a) 37.5 cm (centre back) 44.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 66.5 cm (centre back) 48.0 cm (width) (waistcoat)
(c) 102.5 × 28.5 cm (leggings)
(d-e) 52.7 × 10.2 cm (each) (arm sleeves)
(f) 14.0 × 98.5 cm (scarf)
Place/s of Execution
New Zealand
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased 2008
Gallery location
Not on display
Outfit comprising half dress, long waistcoat, leggings, sleeves and t-shirt scarf with keys. (a) Sleeveless half-dress in blue, white & black floral print fabric. The has a V-neck with diagonal darts descending to a wide waistband and double layered skirt with decorative tabs at each side waist. The rear bodice finishes at the waist and is open tying at three points from the neckline down with long shoelace ties. The dress is lined in contrasting woven black paisley fabric. (b) Long black waistcoat with low neckline, single back panel and two overlapping front panels. The inner front panel is made from a woven geometric fabric and has three welt pockets and false buttonholes. The outer front panel is constructed from a wool pinstripe with contrast paisley revers and two welt pockets. Two cotton drawstring ties are attached to either side of waist. (c) Black wool jersey leggings with inset silver spandex stripes at rear. Gathered by an elastic waistband at top. (d-e) Pair of black woollen machine-knitted arm sleeves with narrow rib cuff. (f) Cotton scarf made from torn strips from a black, army print t-shirt and embellished with black metal chains, keys, buttons & ribbons attached by safety pins.