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The square top, unstructured-restructured study of a jacket and skirt
1998-1999 {spring-summer}

wool, nylon, calico, paper, polyester, elastic, rubber, metal
(a) 41.0 cm (centre back) 69.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 37.0 cm (centre back) 45.0 cm irreg. (width) (top)
(c) 77.0 cm (centre back) 150.0 cm (width) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(c) label, inside waist of calico lining, stamped in black ink: S!X
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1998
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
The square top has a halter neck and is made from a mauve voile fabric, lined with a cream organza. The fabrics are decorated with a complex surface decoration comprising irrgular pleats, creases and crushings. The top is shaped at the back with a mens vest belt and metal clsp, which allows the wearer to adjust the size. The unstructured-restructured study of a jacket has back and front panels of grey satin, decorated with irregular pleats, creases and crushngs. The sleeves are constructed to simulate the front fly panel and waistband of a pair of men's woolen trousers and inner sleeves of grey satin float below the cuff edge. On each sleeve head is an exposed shoulder roll made in industrial rubberised foam. The skirt is made from one large rectangular piece of white nylon curtain fabric, embellished with small squares of cream interface paper, handsewn with matching silk floss onto the nylon. The waistline is edged with clear rubber which finishes the raw edges and extends into two long ties to fasten the skirt at the waist. The skirt is lined with unbleached calico.