Collection Online
plastic, cotton, metal, found objects
81.0 cm (centre back) 44.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, back neckline, woven in silver metallic thread on black cotton: Jenny Bannister
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 1998
© Jenny Bannister
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
The A-line shift has a choker neckline made in white slashed plastic, formed over a black cotton drill underdress. The dress has white plastic breastplates outlined with rows of machine sewing and attached with four silver metallic studs. The dress is decorated with strands of black and coloured plastic tubing and orange plastic ribbon threaded through the slashes at random intervals. Suspended from the tubing on the front of the dress are three plastic film reels, three pink plastic belt buckles and a single vinyl record, recorded by Split Enz featuring 'Holy Smoke' and 'History Never Repeats'. Attached with two silver metallic studs on the proper lower right side is a gold plastic triangle. The dress fastens along the proper left side with six silver metallic stud fasteners.