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silk, cotton, acetate, metal
(a) 111.0 cm (centre back) 60.0 cm (sleeve length) (coat)
(b) 6.1 × 93.3 cm (belt)
(c) 103.2 cm (centre back) 47.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(d) 2.7 × 198.0 cm (belt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
(a) label, centre back neckline, woven in white on black cotton: Le Louvre / Melbourne
(c) label, lining along inner back zip, woven in black on cream silk: Le Louvre / Melbourne
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Elvala Ayton, 2004
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
(a-b) Ocelot print coat with long-sleeves, large collar, and flared vent at rear. The coat features front side pockets and fastens at centre front with eight gold coloured square buttons. There are three decorative buttons at cuffs and a matching belt threaded through circular tabs and fastening at centre front with a gold coloured metal bucket. The coat is fully lined in emerald green silk. (c-d) Ocelot print silk dress with long sleeves, rolled collar and matching belt tied at the waist. Fastens with a zip at centre back and short zips at sleeve cuffs. Finishing below the knee, the dress is lined in beige silk.