Collection Online
leather, metal
(a) 42.0 cm (centre back) 43.0 cm (width) (Scaled top)
(b) 33.0 cm (centre back) 34.0 cm (waist, flat) (Stud skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
label, machine sewn inside back neck, woven in gold cotton and metallic thread on black cotton and metallic thread: 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 sleeveless top is made of petal shapes of gold leather joined together with studs. The back has two leather plaits (thongs of gold metallic leather plaited in the manner of hair). The turquoise leather hipster lap-lap skirt is made from scraps of leather studded together. Gold leather centre piece at the front. Fastened with press studs.