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rayon, acetate (taffeta), plastic, cotton
(a) 96.0 cm (centre back) 34.5 cm (waist, flat) (top)
(b) 7.5 cm × 109.0 cm × 0.2 cm (belt)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
(a) label, woven in mint green on white polyester: Katie Pye / Clothes for Modern Lovers
label, printed in black ink on white polyester: (size)
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 2006
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Knee-length top constructed from panels of plain and print fabric, with broad shoulders, waist tie belt and mandarin collar. The V-shaped bodice features vertical shoulder panels of burgundy, rose and pink fabric extending out from a central panel of navy and white print fabric. The bodice tapers to the waistline seam and features a front fastening at proper left side of five plastic buttons. The matching print fabric skirt features inverse pleats at front and rear and has a shaped hemline. The top has no side seams and is open to the hemline, fastening at the both sides of the waist with a square button and loop. A wide matching tie belt of burgundy taffeta encircles the waist. The top is lined in burgundy taffeta.