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1987 {Dirty Dancing for Safe Sex Collection}

cotton, plastic, metal
(a) 52.5 cm (centre back) 58.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 55.0 cm (centre back) 32.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased 2008
Gallery location
Not on display
Suit comprising navy blue cotton twill jacket and matching pencil skirt. a) Navy blue cotton twill high-necked jacket constructed from eight vertical panels. The jacket has broad shoulders, long sleeves and narrows at the waistline before flaring out over the hipline. The front finishes at mid-thigh in waistcoat-style sharp points while at rear the jacket finishes at the waist with a short peplum. The jacket fastens with seven purple plastic buttons down centre front. There are two angled false pockets at front hipline, a back waist tab with two buttons and two decorative buttons at each cuff. b) Navy blue cotton twill pencil skirt with straight front and narrow waistband. Fastens at rear with a short, exposed metal zip which ends above three tiers of short ruffles across centre back panel.