Drape
Classical Mode to Contemporary Dress

Key works

  • COMME DES GARÇONS, Tokyo (fashion house); Rei KAWAKUBO (designer)
Dress 1997 {spring-summer} 


cotton, polyester, nylon tulle
122.0 cm (centre back)
47.4 cm (waist, flat)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Takamasa Takahashi 2005
2005.375

    COMME DES GARÇONS, Tokyo (fashion house); Rei KAWAKUBO (designer)
    Dress 1997 {spring-summer}
    cotton, polyester, nylon tulle
    122.0 cm (centre back) 47.4 cm (waist, flat)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Presented through the NGV Foundation by Takamasa Takahashi 2005
    2005.375

  • PACO RABANNE, Paris (fashion house); Paco RABANNE (designer)
Evening dress (c. 1973) 


aluminium, silk
149.0 cm (centre back)
32.7 cm (waist, flat)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1994
CT425-1994

    PACO RABANNE, Paris (fashion house); Paco RABANNE (designer)
    Evening dress (c. 1973)
    aluminium, silk
    149.0 cm (centre back) 32.7 cm (waist, flat)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1994
    CT425-1994

  • VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, London (fashion house); Vivienne WESTWOOD (designer)
Wedding dress 1999 


silk, acetate, nylon, metal
(a) 51.0 cm (centre back)
37.0 cm (waist, flat) (corset)
(b) 147.0 cm (centre back)
39.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2001
2001.830.a-b

    VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, London (fashion house); Vivienne WESTWOOD (designer)
    Wedding dress 1999
    silk, acetate, nylon, metal
    (a) 51.0 cm (centre back) 37.0 cm (waist, flat) (corset) (b) 147.0 cm (centre back) 39.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 2001
    2001.830.a-b

  • HUSSEIN CHALAYAN, London (fashion house); Hussein CHALAYAN (designer)
Cast dress no. 2 2001 {spring-summer, Ventriloquy collection} (detail)


polyester resin
(a) 44.0 x 39.0 x 20.0 cm (front) (top)
(b) 45.0 x 40.0 x 22.0 cm (back) (top)
(c) 60.0 x 95.5 x 34.0 cm (front) (skirt)
(d) 60.0 x 88.5 x 30.0 cm (back) (skirt)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Norma and Stuart Leslie, Governors, 2001
2001.23.a-d

    HUSSEIN CHALAYAN, London (fashion house); Hussein CHALAYAN (designer)
    Cast dress no. 2 2001 {spring-summer, Ventriloquy collection} (detail)
    polyester resin
    (a) 44.0 x 39.0 x 20.0 cm (front) (top) (b) 45.0 x 40.0 x 22.0 cm (back) (top) (c) 60.0 x 95.5 x 34.0 cm (front) (skirt) (d) 60.0 x 88.5 x 30.0 cm (back) (skirt)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Presented through the NGV Foundation by Norma and Stuart Leslie, Governors, 2001
    2001.23.a-d


  • PACO RABANNE, Paris (fashion house); Paco RABANNE (designer)
Evening dress (c. 1973) 


aluminium, silk
149.0 cm (centre back)
32.7 cm (waist, flat)


National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1994
CT425-1994

    PACO RABANNE, Paris (fashion house); Paco RABANNE (designer)
    Evening dress (c. 1973)
    aluminium, silk
    149.0 cm (centre back) 32.7 cm (waist, flat)
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
    Purchased, 1994
    CT425-1994