Collection Online
silk (organza), silk (taffeta), feathers
(a) 98.0 cm (centre back) 34.0 cm (waist, flat) (top)
(b) 91.0 cm (centre back) 53.5 cm (waist, width) (overskirt)
(c) 101.5 cm (centre back) 41.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
(d) 106.0 × 240.5 cm (veil)
(e) 9.0 × 33.0 × 36.0 cm (headdress)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1994
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Outfit comprising five parts: (a) Handpainted red organza petal top. (b) Green silk taffeta pointed leaf skirt. (c) Silk leaf shirt panel. (d) Silk organza handpainted veil. (e) Red and black feathered halo headdress. Handpainted sleeveless red organza petal top which is attached to a green taffeta leaf skirt. It has a separate green silk taffeta pointed leaf skirt panel which is placed over another green silk leaf skirt panel. Worn with a silk organza veil handpainted by Deborah Leser and a red feather halo.