Collection Online
cotton, rayon, elastic
(a) 38.0 cm (centre back) 56.0 cm (sleeve length) (bra top)
(b) 42.0 cm (outer leg) 31.0 cm (waist, flat) (shorts)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(a) label, inside centre back, black and red on white cotton: SARA THORN / ABYSS / BRUCE SLORACH
(b) label, inside centre back, woven in red and black polyester on white polyester: SARA THORN / ABYSS / BRUCE SLORACH
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1997
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Outift comprising bomb knit bra top and matching shorts. (a) Long sleeve bra top, open back section with tie at centre back. Cut to midriff length with distinct bust cups. Made with jacquard knit fabric in red, blue and white 'bomb' knit design, combining 18th century men's heads with vines, missiles and African men's heads. (1989 version of a design created in 1985 incorporating new yarns and colours). (b) Shorts with elastic waistband in a jacquard knit fabric in purple, yellow and white colourway of 'Bomb' knit design, combining African heads (new version of a design created in 1985).