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leather, cotton, shells
90.0 cm (centre back) 55.0 cm (width)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, back neckline woven in gold 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
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The A-line shift dress is made in black cotton net and has a silver metallic leather choker neckline joined by ten silver metallic studs and matching armhole trims. The front has two silver metallic leather breastplates fastened by four metal studs. The front is decorated with a variety of Astrological motifs attached by a small metal ring through the netting. There are nine silver stars, a crescent moon, a planet and three silver saturns. The irregular jagged hemline is trimmed with two silver painted oyster shells, a piece of paua shell, a blue triangle, a silver triangle, a black/silver crescent moon and two silver and blue planets.