Collection Online
silk (chiffon)
90.0 cm (centre back) 33.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2010
© Linda Jackson/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Gallery location
Not on display
Draped dress made of navy blue, purple and pink silk chiffon, bias cut layered skirt, plaited one shoulder. Grecian style bodice, hand stitched.

Made of fine silk chiffon, the draped and layered Titania exemplifies a fluid and sensual aspect of Jackson’s work. One of a group of Grecian-inspired dresses shown at the 1975 Flamingo Follies parade, this work also pays homage to the finely draped styles of mid-twentieth century, in particular the work of Parisian couturier Madame Grès. One of the highlights for Jackson and Kee on their trip to Paris in 1977 was an introduction to Madame Grès, who by that time was in her seventies.

—text from Linda Jackson Bush Couture (Jan 2012)