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Nordic salesman in swing dress wearing showgirl choker
wool, silk, cotton, chenille, leather, metal, rubber, acrylic
(a) 79.9 cm (centre back) 41.3 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(b) 35.0 × 24.5 cm (balaclava)
(c-d) 50.0 × 15.0 cm (each) (leggings)
(e-f) 30.0 × 11.5 × 14.5 cm (each) (boots)
(g) 31.0 × 20.0 × 24.0 cm (bag)
(h) 88.0 × 10.0 cm (stirrup strap)
(i) 4.2 × 25.3 × 2.5 cm (bracelet)
(j) 2.0 × 46.5 × 8.0 cm (choker)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1994
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
Outfit comprising: (a) Short hand knitted dress with polo neck and long flared sleeves in grey and silver mohair. Decorated overall with rust-coloured strands of silk chenille. (b) Hand knitted matching mohair balaclava. (c-d) Hand knitted matching mohair leggings. (e-f) Brown leather lace-up boots with rubber sole. (g) Leather doctors-style bag. (h) Stirrup strap of rubber strips decorated with hinged metal (made by Douglas McManus). (i) Bracelet of leather shapes with male torso design. (j) Choker of black and silver plaited leather trimmed with hand painted leather flowers and stars (made by Douglas McManus).