Collection Online
rayon (crepe), polyester (satin)
(a) 130.0 cm (centre back) 31.5 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 58.0 (outer circumference) 25.5 cm (height) 8.5 cm (width) (hat)
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
1940s-style dress made of vintage pale green/beige crepe. Sunray-pleated long skirt, red satin bias binding hem, white crepe one-shoulder bodice decorated with hand painted rose by Charlotte Barnes.

In her early collections, Jackson used a selection of vintage fabrics - printed cotton and luxurious silks - to create sundresses, playsuits and evening wear with a nostalgic twist. Dying rose has been created out of vintage sunray crepe, and the accordion pleats reflect the influence of mid-twentieth century design on Jackson’s artistic practice. The asymmetrical dress features a delicate image hand painted by Charlotte Barnes which she painted on fabric that had been pre-cut by Jackson.

—text from Linda Jackson Bush Couture (Jan 2012)