Collection Online
acetate, nylon, crystals, polyester, Velcro, synthetic, leather, plastic, resin
(a) 72.5 cm (centre back) 10.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 74.0 cm (centre back) 69.0 cm (sleeve length) (top)
(c) 58.0 cm (centre back) 28.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
(d) 178.0 cm (outer circumference) 16.5 ccm (height) 56.5 cm (width) (hat) (e and f) 19.0 × 9.0 × 26.0 cm (each) (shoes)
(g) 7.5 × 14.5 × 6.0 cm (sunglasses)
Place/s of Execution
Auckland, New Zealand
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2009
Gallery location
Not on display
Women’s outfit comprising black jacket, top, skirt, hat, shoes and sunglasses with crystal details. (a) Sleeveless black jacket in stretch acetate with gathered detail at shoulder. Lapels at front opening, fastening at centre front waist with large, faceted crystal button. (b) Long sleeve, funnel neck top in two layers of black nylon net. Sleeves and front panel decorated with crystals graduating in density from neck to hemline. (c) Fitted black skirt in black stretch acetate with exaggerated pockets at hip. Fastening at centre back with zipper. Lined in printed acetate with black/grey design. (d) Large hat consisting of a large, flat disc supported by a smaller disc and headband on underside. Disc covered with a black coarse weave fabric, decorated on upper surface with numerous crystals in graduated density. (e and f) Ankle boot with high heel and pointed toe with uppers in glossy leather. One half of each boot is decorated with multiple crystals. Fastening at inside leg with zipper. Resin sole and heel tip. (g) Sunglasses with black plastic frames and arms and dark grey tinted lenses. The entire frame and lens surface is heavily encrusted with crystals.