Collection Online
acrylic, nylon (tulle), metal
78.0 cm (centre back) 35.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Paris, France
Accession Number
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Norma and Stuart Leslie, 2016
© Iris van Herpen
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Sleeveless blue dress formed from semi-transparent acrylic sheets that have been hand and laser cut and mounted onto a tulle ground to create a shell-like shape. The dress fastens down centre back with a long metal zip. Depending on the angle of the light, the dress changes colour from a very dark blue to a reflective light blue.