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Suit comprising jacket, shirt, trousers and cummerbund
silk, metal
(a) 74.2 cm (centre back) 63.5 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 70.0 cm (centre back) 61.7 cm (sleeve length) (shirt)
(c) 38.0 cm (waist, flat) (trousers)
(d) 9.0 × 87.2 cm (cummerbund)
Place/s of Execution
(a-d) label, inner back seams, woven in red polyester on an olive polyester: Inārs Lācis
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist’s family, 2005
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
Charcoal silk men's suit comprising jacket and trousers, with matching turquoise silk shirt and cummerbund. (a) The long line jacket is broad shouldered with a small overturned collar, 8 snap fastening buttons at centre front and 3 pockets detailed with contrast blue trim. (b) The narrow trousers are pleated at the front, with 2 side pockets and a single back pocket featuring the same contrast blue detailing. The pants fasten at centre front with a short zip. (c) The accompanying turquoise silk organza shirt is loose fitting with long sleeves, a mandarin collar and 2 large pockets with flaps at either side of the centre front. The fabric is lightweight and the shirt fastens down centre front with snap buttons. (d) The matching cummerbund is made from turquoise silk satin pleated lengthwise and wrapping around the waist to fasten at the rear with short ties.