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leather, metal, fur, viscose rayon
118.0 cm irreg. (centre back) 69.0 cm (sleeve length)
label, machine sewn inside back neckiline, woven in cotton and metallic on black: 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 long jacket is created from scraps of leather in black, red, blue and gold, joined together by glue and gold metallic studs. The scraps are irregularly shaped or cut to heart shapes often tied with silver metallic leather ribbons. The back features a black leather medallion, machine sewn with a design of a globe surmounted with a Royal crown, with a silver metallic serrated surround. The neckline is decorated with a serrated silver metallic leather trim, fastening with a pair of leather thongs finished with brown fur tails. The long sleeves are gathered at the cuffs and the neckline. Fully lined with black satin viscose rayon.